Shut up and Roll Your Sleeves UP – Proverbious – Day 124 – Proverbs 14:22-24
Do not those who devise evil go astray?
But those who plan good exhibit faithful covenant love.
In all hard work there is profit,
but merely talking about it only brings poverty.
The crown of the wise is their riches,
but the folly of fools is folly.
All talk and no play make David a dull boy.
I’ll admit to you, that I enjoy my time on the couch. I do. It will probably be the end of me. But, I’m guessing you do too. I’d venture a guess that you like to just sit on the couch and watch a good show now and then. If not, just know that you’re better than me when it comes to this. While, I enjoy this, I also enjoy accomplishing things. More so, finishing them than anything else. I like when a project is done.
What I don’t like, it talking and talking and talking about doing something, but never, ever doing anything. That makes me want to break something so I have something to fix.
Don’t get me wrong, there is a time for talking. We need to be patient and talk things through so that we can do things as best we can. I absolutely believe that is true. But, just as much as that is true, so is this – we need to get something done.
I’ve been part of churches who talk and talk and talk about doing things. We need to do this, we need to do that. We spend whole staff meetings talking about something. Even week after week, month after month – talking about it. But then, we just keep talking. And talking. And talking.
At some point you’ve got to shut up and roll your sleeves up. Get something done! I’d venture a guess that our biggest problem isn’t that we haven’t talked enough about what we want to do. Our biggest problem is that we never do anything. So, today – find something you’ve been talking about doing and get it done. There is profit in that. Merely talking about it only brings poverty. No wonder…