Monday, January 16, 2012

What Ever Do I Do?

To summarize Ecclesiastes 9:10 and 1 Corinthians 10:31, whatever you do (eat, drink, write, raise children, read), do it with all your might and do it to God's glory. How many things can I do with all my might? Not many, and that's why it's so important to consider what's most important in your life, and make prioritizing a priority. Jesus said to Martha that she was doing more than necessary (Luke 10:41,42)and Paul, in a similar vein of thought, told the Corinthian church that all things were permissible for them but not all things were beneficial or constructive. (1 Corinthians 10:23.)
Mr. M is a consummate gadget guy - the gadgetiest guy I know. We've found that, without fail, when a gadget has the ability to do several things, it doesn't do any of them well. I think we humans are much the same. When we try and do too much, the quality of the things we do is compromised. When we take on too many projects, ministries, roles, they all suffer. We need focus. We need to prioritize, and pare down our activities, focusing on doing a limited amount of things with all our might, to the glory of God.

1 comment:

Eveline said...

Wow. Thanks for this nugget of wisdom! It came in perfect timing too. =)