Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Headwork And Hard Work

He was new at his job of painting yellow lines to divide the city streets. The first day he painted three miles. The second day he painted two miles. On the third day he painted one mile.

Noticing that his work was taking longer and the lines getting shorter, his supervisor went to him and asked, “What’s happening? You did three times as much work the first day as you did today and two times the work yesterday than you did today. What’s going on?”

“Well, sir,” came the reply, “I am getting further and further from the locker where we store the paint and it takes me longer to walk back and forth to get it.”

This is a great example of hard work instead of headwork. To be successful in life it takes both, especially, for the Christian.

The quality and quantity of our work is very important because it reflects our relationship with God.

Paul said, “Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive His approval.” It is important for us to remember that God examines our work. There are times when what we do becomes boring or seems to be insignificant; but we must always remember that whatever we do, we are to do it for the glory of God.

Prayer: Lord, may we constantly remind ourselves that whatever we do represents You to those around us. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Scripture for Today: 2 Timothy 2:15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

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