The Convenience Trap (3)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 Posted by Joline

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Working Hard? Or Hardly Working?

Proverbs 14:23. All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads to poverty.

I don't know about you, but when I fail to eat well, I don't expect to be very productive. I transform into a grumpy tyrant. My brain gets fuzzy. I become inefficient. My patience wears thin, and my outlook on life turns dismal. Without quality fuel, my body revolts. In response, I turn from those I love and wind up clocking-out early. In my fog, I forget I don't live alone and that my actions affect those around me. Lack of nourishing fuel doesn't profit me or those who stand directly in the path of my wake.

While the nutrient-rich, "stick to your bones" fuel may take more work such as planning and preparation, a sacrifice of time, and the resolve to choose quality over convenience, scripture states that this hard work is beneficial. Often we fill up on fluff, and then complain of hunger pangs.

Change your diet.

First, fuel your soul with God's word. For even the smallest nuggets of scripture are hearty and provide true sustenance. Scripture is living. Active. It may take hard work to dine on it daily, but the effort focused on digesting some Hebrews 4:12 (yes, look it up), will ultimately yield meaningful, life-changing, dividends.

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