Character Is Productive… “She watches over the affairs of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness.” Proverbs 31:27
A productive person compliments fervent prayer with engagement in highly industrious activity. However it is hard work that has strategic alignment with the mission and values of the organization. They value collaboration around an agreed upon cause. A person of character seeks what’s best for the team and is not enamored by self-recognition. Because others trust their agenda they all work together toward an agreed upon goal.
How is the organization of your home life? Are you and your spouse aligned around the same values and vision for your children? Is your family progressing in their Christian character? Parents have a stewardship to train their children in the ways of God. “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4). Passive parenting produces wasteful children; active parenting produces productive children. Indeed, productivity in all areas of life comes with a price.
Productivity is your accountability to not squander away the Lord’s opportunities. He has blessed you with gifts, skills and experiences that can be used for Kingdom advancement. Therefore move forward in faith, trusting Him to bring about the desired deliverables. The Holy Spirit gets the most out of your efforts when inertia is converted to energy. Idleness is a ploy of the enemy while prayerful productivity is the fruit of an active faith.
Jesus explained this when He said, “For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him” (Matthew 25:29). Have I settled for less than God’s best? Am I experiencing His abundance through prayerful and productive activity at work and home?
What did I learn from the Lord in today’s Bible reading?
How will I respond?
February 22, 2024
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