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Determine To Be Something, Then Do Something About It

A hard worker has plenty of food,
      but a person who chases fantasies has no sense Proverbs 12:11

Work hard and become a leader;
      be lazy and become a slave Proverbs 12:24

Lazy people don’t even cook the game they catch,
      but the diligent make use of everything they find Proverbs 12:27

We are human beings, not human doings Joyce Meyer

Think about it
It’s not, never was and never will be about doing something. Instead it was, still is, and always will be about being something! As I love to say, “We portray who we are by what we do” If we’re not going to be determined to be something how are going to be able to do something about it? There is no such word as docome, rather we become something, become someone. We were born for a reason and made for a purpose. I would love to expand on that by breaking down the three Scriptures I mentioned earlier:

1) If you’re not a divided person why, do you have divided actions?

A hard worker has plenty of food,
      but a person who chases fantasies has no sense Proverbs 12:11

This reminds me of what James (1:5-8) talks about when he tells us to ask for wisdom. We are to have firm standing on our belief of what we ask for. If we ask for wisdom but then do something foolish, we lack direction and focus. This person is the kind that chases fantasies. They don’t know what they want to be from the bottom of their heart. They end up wanting to do so many things that there is little to no direction. The first part of the verse talks about a hard worker. That speaks of diligence and devotion.  We cannot be like the seed that gets choked by the thorns and thistles. We cannot have the Word of God rooted but shallow in our hearts so that the cares of this world just choke out a life-changing word (Matt 13:22)!

2) Those without goals are always at the mercy of those with goals.

Work hard and become a leader;
      be lazy and become a slave Proverbs 12:24

In the same way that borrowers are always at the mercy of lenders, a goalless life is a sad and shameful one. That is why to me this verse speaks of discipline. You cannot be a leader if you are not disciplined. Self-control plays a role here as well. Knowing what you want and going after it is what matters. When you are successful, you will easily be in a position to do the same for others.

3) Be creative, resourceful and open-minded

Lazy people don’t even cook the game they catch,
      but the diligent make use of everything they find Proverbs 12:27

If the one thing does not work, try something else. The second part of this verse talks about two things:

a) Never back down. You may be going after something specific. You have a purpose for a certain task. However the thing you’re looking for is either not available or simply cannot be found. Are you going to give up? Procrastinate? Most certainly not!

b) Discover something. When you make use of everything you find, you start putting things together. Finding patterns. Kind of like preparing a meal with a brand new recipe that you’re experimenting with. Might turn out really bad. Then again, it could be absolutely phenomenal! Except you will never know, because you let inconvenience take the best of you.

We learn three things from these verses:

1) Be Diligent. Focus not on how bad you are at something but on being persistent.
2) Be Disciplined. You will never enter the zone by straying from the path that leads you to it.
3) Desire to Discover. Be open to trying new things, you will never know what you might find!

NB: Even if you don’t know what you want to be, you can always be something through your talent/s.

If there is going to be order in your life, working hard to be something is what will open doors of opportunity (windows are too small) to prepare, push and propel you to the palace of your destiny!

 

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