Spirit & Life Devotional
Monday, 30 May 2016
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
Having An Edge
"If the ax is dull, and one does not sharpen the edge, then he must use more strength; but wisdom brings success." Ecclesiastes 10:10 NKJV
How we worked some years ago is different from how we do the same work today; we did most things manually in the past, but a lot of processes have now been automated because of which we now achieve results faster and are more efficient. Some are still using the old tools for the same work; they may eventually achieve the same results but they'll probably be worn out by the time they are done.
If you want to achieve success (faster) you must apply wisdom to whatever you do. Wisdom makes life easier, it makes work less stressful, it takes some pressure off you; wisdom prolongs your life and gives you the edge over others. You may not hate Mondays that much; you may not be so frustrated; and you may not consider quitting if you would employ the wisdom of God at your work and business.
Always think: what wisdom can I apply at this point in time. Yes, because knowledge is progressive. Today's wisdom may be completely worthless tomorrow! Let's conclude with the Message Bible translation of our opening verse. It says, "Remember: The duller the ax the harder the work; Use your head: The more brains, the less muscle." You will succeed in Jesus name.