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Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Month of Wisdom - October 6

Proverbs 6:6-11 (NIV)

" 6 Go to the ant, you sluggard;
       consider its ways and be wise!

 7 It has no commander,
       no overseer or ruler,

 8 yet it stores its provisions in summer
       and gathers its food at harvest.

 9 How long will you lie there, you sluggard?
       When will you get up from your sleep?

 10 A little sleep, a little slumber,
       a little folding of the hands to rest-

 11 and poverty will come on you like a bandit
       and scarcity like an armed man."

I am by nature a procrastinator.  Friday afternoons are super busy for me because there are projects and tasks that have to be done by the weekend and many times on Tuesday they don't seem particularly pressing.  But they are very pressing by Friday. 

Solomon uses a simple analogy to illustrate that we should be diligent in our work.  Ants don't have a boss or a supervisor... yet they get all their work done in a timely manner.  They have enough food to survive the winter. 

We should model the ants in how we work... diligent and effectively.  Many times, however, we work in just the opposite fashion.  Today, consider how you work and if that method should change.

Jim

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