Thursday, January 15

Take the Initiative!

Too many of us are waiting for someone to come along and tell us what to do next. The story's told of a man who was employed by a duke and duchess. One day he was called in to speak to his employer. "James, how long have you been with us?" said the Duchess. "About 30 years, Your Grace," he replied. "As I recall you were employed to look after the dog," she said. "Yes, Your Grace." "James, that dog died 27 years ago," said Duchess. "Yes, Your Grace," said James, "What would you like me to do now?"

Why do we fail to take the initiative? Because we don't realize the consequences of our inaction. Solomon writes: "Look at an ant. . .Nobody has to tell it what to do. All summer it stores up food. . .So how long are you going to laze around doing nothing? How long before you get out of bed? A nap here, a nap there, a day off here, a day off there, sit back, take it easy- do you know what comes next?. . . a dirt-poor life, poverty your permanent houseguest" (Pr 6:6-11). Whatever we do - or neglect to do - always catches up with us. Those who procrastinate end up like the man in playwright James Albery's verse: "He slept beneath the moon, he baked beneath the sun. He lived a life of going-to-do; and died with nothing done." Paul writes: "God has given each of us the ability to do certain things well" (Ro 12:6). Knowing your ability is one of the keys to understanding life's assignment. But you can only plan and prepare for so long, then you've got to take action!

1. Nothing happens until you quit holding back!
2. You must be willing to persevere.


Where you finish in life isn't determined so much by where you start, as by whether you start!

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8 comments:

1Pic said...

wow, thanks for linking me to your site. Wonderful work! Take care and bring lots of joy to the world today!

1Pic said...

Well, I just read what you wrote here after looking at your site as a whole.

I should read this every day, because it's a slap in my lazy face. I am the eternal procrastinator, and a lazy bastard.

I will do just that: read your post daily for the rest of the week.

Thank you! Glad you found me ;-)

UBRINGMEJOI said...

lol . . . well thanks for checking out my page and for commenting! i love to blog and i am so thankfull that we get a chance to say whatever we want to say and sometimes someone stumble upon your page and they say something that can change your life. . . thanks again! i will try and keep you motivated by my words

Groover said...

I just found you more or less by chance and love this post. Haven't read much else of your blog, YET, but will do so in a minute. Great motivational skills you've got. Won't need to find a coach ... :-)Good stuff!

UBRINGMEJOI said...

groover. . . thanks for stopping by, i like your page too. . .

BV's Mermaid said...
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BV's Mermaid said...

thanks girl! u are so inspiring!!

UBRINGMEJOI said...

thank you for stopping by BV's Mermaid... i try my best to be! there are a lot of forces against us so any help that i can be i try.... Merry Christmas!