Holidays are good. We all enjoy the thought of no responsibility or commitments for a period of time.
It is great to wake up in the morning and not have to do anything!
However, too much time off can cause us to develop idle habits and the danger is that inevitably you have to “get back in the saddle” at some point. Usually the longer you leave it the harder it becomes.
The American writer Leroy Eims teaches on the theme of leadership in his book, “The Leader You Were Meant To Be”. He makes a very significant point when he says:
“A man can destroy his life in one of three ways. The first is to give in to his lazy slothful nature and do nothing … The second way to destroy your life is to give yourself a goal, work hard, and discover at the end that you gave yourself to the wrong goal … The third way … [is to] become a dabbler and never do anything.”
We often just “drift” into things. Sadly I don’t think that works and according to the quote I have just read we will definitely not do our best.
People who aim at nothing are sure to hit it!
What are you aiming for?
So which of the 3 are you?
- Have you got a clear goal?
- Is your goal worth aiming for?
- Or are you just dabbling about and not going to put any effort in?
The Bible tells us:
“23Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, 24since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”
The first thing you need to do is ask God what you should be doing. Once you are clear in what God wants you to do, then your decision making will be easier.
- What do you want to have achieved?
- How are you going to get there?
- What are your obstacles?
- How are you going to overcome them?
It may also be advisable to share your goals with a trusted friend to see if they are realistic.