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Trust in God - Work Your Butt Off

Posted on March 8, 2011
I met with my accountability partner this week and he asked me this question: "How are you doing with keeping up with all you having going?" I responded by saying, "Let me read something from my journal I had just written yesterday." Sometimes I am torn between two good things - two great truths that seem to contradict each other. Stanislaw Lec said, "Proverbs contradict each other. That is the wisdom of a people." Today I am going to get out there and make things happen - also my aim is to "Let go and let God." Keep myself motivated and make a list of the things I need to do in the morning - "Take no thought for tomorrow." Today I will set goals and reach them - "Trust the lord completely, don't ever trust yourself, in everything you do put God first and He will crown your efforts with success." As you see, the first halves of those statements are very true. A person today must "leave the cave go out and kill something and drag it home" - because the Lord said we would earn a living by the sweat of our brow. Well, if you kill anything very big, you will certainly sweat a lot carrying it home. In today's language, "We need to work our butts off to make a living and get ahead." The second half is very true also. It is God's word. Nobel prize-winning physicist Niels Bohr said this isn't just true in philosophy and art, but is true in science as well, "The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth." A one of the top realtors in our market told me several times over the last couple of years, "You have to work twice as hard today to make about half as much money as we did four or five years ago." My point is, both halves of those statements are true for a man that is a believer and who wants to accomplish great things for God. If you want to be all you can be, and all God wants you to be, there will be some struggles in your mind between working hard, and getting things done, and also, "Letting go and letting God." I just read a book that tells me all about planning my time better. It says make your list and plan carefully the six most important things you must do tomorrow. The opposite: "Take no thought for tomorrow. Don't worry about food or clothing. God will take care of you." "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function." - F. Scott Fitzgerald So my prayer for today is: Lord, help me to work today as if everything depended on me, and pray as if everything depends on You. I say: Trust in God - Work your butt off. Clay Campbell - Vice Chairman - Men Who Win

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