“As long as it is day, we must do the work of Him who sent Me. Night is coming, when no one can work.” (John 9:4, NIV 1984).
“I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.” (John 17:4, NIV 1984).
My Musings – “They were disappointed but believed they could solve the problem. So they started earlier, stayed longer, and worked harder. They kept doing the same things over and over again and wondered why things didn’t get better. They were beginning to realize the difference between activity and productivity.” (Adapted from “Who Moved My Cheese?” By Spencer Johnson, M.D.).
Activity or productivity? Start earlier, stay longer and work harder. Doing the same (unproductive) things over and over, but things don’t get better. Sound familiar? Jesus knew there was much work to be done, and that His “night” was coming. But He never confused the important with the urgent. As a result, with merely three years of ministry, He completed the work that the Father gave Him to do.
How are we doing? We are called to follow in His steps. Are we starting earlier, staying longer, and working harder, but getting nowhere? Maybe it’s because we are doing things in our own strength and wisdom? Striking out on our own? Straying from the path? Losing sight of our calling?
My Advice – How can we follow in His steps if we are not keeping our eyes on the path He followed? Maybe it’s time to refocus