DOUBLE DESTINY DAILY DEVOTIONAL
Wednesday 13 November 2019
1 Kings 20:38-43
TOPIC: ARE YOU STILL BUSY TRAPING YOURSELF❓
1 Kings 20:40
“A Wise Man” told a story of a very strong woodcutter who got a job from a Timber Merchant. The conditions of service were so good that the woodcutter determined to do his best. His boss gave him an axe and showed him the area where he was supposed to work.
The first day, the woodcutter brought 18 tress. His boss congratulated him and he was inspired by the commendation, he tried harder the next day but he could only bring 15 trees. The third day he tried even harder but he could only bring 10 trees. Day after day he was bringing less and less trees. “I must be losing my strength,” the woodcutter thought. He went to the boss and apologized saying that he could not understand what was going on. “When was the last time you sharpened your axe?” “Sharpen? I had no time to sharpen my axe. I have been very busy trying to cut trees.”
In life, those who are too busy eventually turn out to be barren. ACTIVITY must be separated from PRODUCTIVITY. If we desire to be more productive, we must understand that it requires that we make DAILY PLANS that factor in a time for REST, RECREATION and SHARPENING of Skill. In our text 1king 20:40 you will notice that the young prophet in the parable stood the risk of losing his life because of over-busyness. Do not let that be your experience. Do not sacrifice your productivity at the altar of over busyness. Like my friend Becky will always want to work round the clock working for the boss leaving every other activities behind. Do not lose your marriage, valuable friends or your spiritual connections because of busyness.
Over busyness stifles our productivity.
Lord, deliver us from the trap of unnecessary BUSYness
BIBLE READING FOR THE YEAR:
1 Chronicles 1-3; Jude
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