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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Success



Ecclesiastes 11:6, "Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let your hands not be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that or whether both will do equally well" (NIV).

Sometimes I feel like I spread myself a little thin.  And then I complain about it.  And then I take on something else.  As I read this verse from Ecclesiastes, it occurred to me that this may be exactly the reason why I do this.  Seriously, who knows where success really lies?

There are definitely moments in which I wish I didn't care about success.  Anyone who knows me well knows that my definition is skewed just enough that if I ever "make it", it probably won't be noticeable to anyone else, anyway.  But I do care.  Maybe too much.  Maybe way too much.

And yet, I think we are supposed to live well.  It wouldn't make much sense to do things in such a way that we hope they don't work out, or, maybe worse yet, to do nothing at all.

So we work in the morning... and we work in the evening... 

Sabbath is good.  Sabbath is necessary and right.  But there are six more days in the week, and there is much work to be done.
 
L.

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