Being motivated to work smart

By Dr. John W. Lewis - Religion Writer

To work smart is to receive divine direction. Proverbs 16:3, “Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.”

Asking God for His input shouldn’t be an occasional thought but as normal as brushing your teeth. Where God guides, He will provide, and that’s the road I want to travel.

To work smart is to have the ability to juggle several high-priority projects successfully. Did you ever notice how much work can be accomplished the week before you go on vacation? In sports it’s called the two-minute drill or the hurry-up offense that usually determines the outcome of the game. What I am saying is that we can get more accomplished if we want to; it depends on our motivation.

Someone once said that there are no lazy people, just unmotivated people. If that is true, then being unmotivated brings slothfulness and waste: Proverbs 24:30-34, “I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down. Then I say, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction. Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: So shall thy poverty come as one that traveleth; and thy wants as an armed man.”

Let’s free up our time by being motivated to work smart.

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Washington Court House, OH


By Dr. John W. Lewis

Religion Writer