Often we end up running from one thing to the next. We think that if we run harder, do more things, work longer hours, then we will be more successful. However, I think we have all learnt that this is not necessarily true. We may be more exhausted, but we can't always claim to have been more productive.
I believe that there are many of us reading this blog today who need to make a conscious effort to "STOP" and sharpen the axe. We are chopping away at the life, but we are wasting energy by using a blunt axe.
"Give me 6 hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first 4 hours sharpening the axe." - Abraham Lincoln
Read Ecclesiastes 10:10 from these different versions of the Bible:
"A dull ax requires great strength; be wise and sharpen the blade." - The Living Bible
"Using a dull ax requires great strength, so sharpen the blade.
That’s the value of wisdom; it helps you succeed." - New Living Translation
"Remember: The duller the ax the harder the work; Use your head: The more brains, the less muscle." - The Message
Worth pausing for a moment and reflecting on this today?
Living in Grace