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“Onerous work”—the worth of success
August 31, 2020
“Onerous work brings a revenue, however mere discuss leads solely to poverty.” Pr 14:23 NIV
At some point a grandfather advised his grandchildren the story of how he got here to America. He advised concerning the trains and ship that introduced him from his dwelling in Jap Europe. He advised of being processed together with different immigrants at Ellis Island, and the way he’d gone to a cafeteria in Decrease Manhattan to get one thing to eat. He sat down at an empty desk and waited a very long time for somebody to take his order, however no one got here. Lastly a lady with a tray stuffed with meals sat down reverse him and defined how a cafeteria works. “You begin on the finish,” she stated, pointing towards a stack of trays. “You then go alongside the meals line and select what you need. On the different finish they’ll inform you how a lot you must pay.” The grandfather mirrored for a second and stated, “I quickly realized that’s how all the pieces works on this nation. Life is a cafeteria right here. You may get something you need—even very nice success—when you’re keen to pay the worth. However you’ll by no means get what you need when you wait for somebody to convey it to you. It’s a must to rise up and get it your self.” The distinction between the place you’re proper now and the place you wish to be might be summed up in two phrases—onerous work! “Does God need me to succeed?” you ask. Sure, however He received’t drop success into your lap. He promised to “bless all of the work of your arms” (Dt 28:12 NIV). Numerous hours, persistent effort, and fixed enchancment make the distinction between ambition and success.