Why the name "bLog in Your Own Eye"?

Matthew 7:3 - 5 "Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye."

We should all endeavor to think rightly about ourselves and graciously about one another. We all have specks and logs in our eyes.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Working Hard vs. Being Lazy

Working Hard vs. Being Lazy

“Doing hard things is important to growing up”, is a saying that should be kept in your head at all times. Working hard may seem worthless at the moment, but it isn’t really after a while. Here are three points supporting the phrase, some things are hard yet necessary to learn, what the rewards are for working hard and not working hard, and oppositions that should be fixed.

The first point is somethings are hard yet necessary to learn, like tying your shoes or reading. You need to learn them in order to move on in life. You may say that school is hard, but if you don’t learn anything, you most likely won’t be able to find a job, no job means no money and that means no food or clothing. Chores are also something that needs to be learned because your house needs to be straight!

If someone gave you a choice between perseverance and immaturity, you would probably pick perseverance. Working hard gives you perseverance, and not working hard gives you immaturity. Somethings may be long but not hard, and that is where perseverance comes in.

When you have a chore (or chores), you become accustomed to working before play. People who don’t have chores, think that playing is a free luxury, until they grow up. That can give you a completely different impression of life. So, you have found that immaturity come from not working hard.

Ignorance, laziness and unpreparedness all come from not working hard. You might say, “I can just watch TV to learn stuff”, but everything that comes on TV is not always true. Or you might say “my parents do the chores and other housework, so I don’t have to. The culture and my generation is centered around entertainment. To fit in I have fun only”, but that doesn’t mean we have to do what the culture does AKA not work. Entertainment should be on the bottom of our to-do list.

Our culture doesn’t like to see young people who work hard. “Doing hard things is important to growing up” should still be in your head, so should the points that were just given to you. Something are had yet necessary to learn, perseverance from working hard and immaturity from not, and oppositions. There are things that need hard work that you need for later, though you may not consider them important now.

1 comment:

Rick Owens said...

Well said, thank you for that encouragement.