Wisdom from Proverbs - Anatomy of Work - Being an Obstacle Overcomer

Despite their desires, the lazy will come to ruin, for their hands refuse to work. Proverbs 21:25
The lazy person claims, “There’s a lion on the road! Yes, I’m sure there’s a lion out there!” As a door swings back and forth on its hinges, so the lazy person turns over in bed. Lazy people take food in their hand but don’t even lift it to their mouth. Proverbs 26:13-15
Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and become a slave. Proverbs 12:24
Work brings profit, but mere talk leads to poverty! Proverbs 14:23

Today's thoughts from today's verses:

Today we consider aspect # 2 of work: "Be an obstacle overcomer." There are so many things about "work" that the Proverbs above speak to. To comment on all of it would be too much. Please read through the Proverbs and write down things that stand out to you. Someone has said, "The bumps are what we climb on." We not only have our "work," but we have the work of overcoming the obstacles to the work that is ours to accomplish. Life is truly a challenge, but we must not be immobilized by the element of "challenge" that permeates life. Jesus said, "In the world you have tribulation (challenges) but take courage; I have overcome the world (John 16:33B).

Today's prayer response from today's thoughts:

Lord, deliver me from fear and fill me with your peace. Grant me a confidence in you that allows me to rest in spirit but invigorates me with divine energy for the work of actively serving you. Help me to see obstacles as surprise avenues that foster and connect me more fully with your presence, your grace, and your mission (work). Amen!

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