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Activity Versus Results

Posted on November 29, 2011 by Family Christian There have been 1 comment(s)

“A wise man who built his house on the rock… A foolish man who built his house on sand”. Matthew 24:b, 26b

 

Activity can become competition to the best results, because sincere but inappropriate actions can lead to the wrong outcomes. It is not important to be busy in a lot of things, but to be focused on a few essentials for success. On the surface of a busy life it can look like good things are being accomplished, but below the genuine intentions is the sandy foundation of unacceptable results. Less is more when measuring right results.

At work, for example, be on guard against reams of information that lack interpretation and analysis. Too much data can become a deterrent to making a decision and moving forward. Also, look out for those who are blindly busy, but are going nowhere fast. The busiest people may be the most unproductive people, because there is no time for evaluation and improvement. Diligence that partners with the right strategy and execution leverages the most effective results. Actions aligned with the best overall plan produce long-term sustainability; so build on the rock of right results.

“Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, But the LORD weighs the heart. To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice” (Proverbs 21:2-3, NKJV).

Furthermore, take the time to evaluate your life and work to God’s game plan. An ongoing audit of your actions will help you reap right results. Behaviors like honesty, humility and accountability will lead to the fruitful results of respect, trust and wisdom. You are saved by grace, but you keep your job by results. Ask your boss or board what results they want to see from you and your team, and then execute accordingly. Give a bi-weekly account of specific measurements, so adjustments can be made as is necessary.

You build on the solid rock of results when you put into practice a smart and prayed over plan that invites accountability. Work hard, but examine your actions under the authority of God and man. Wise activities lead to a life and work that, by God’s grace, withstand the winds of worry and the storms of insecurity. Let God and others guide you, and you will go a long way with the substance of rock solid results.

“Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed” (Proverbs 15:22).

Who can I invite into my life, and ask to evaluate the activities I need to cease, the ones I need to continue and the new ones I need to start?

Related Readings: Job 32:1; Proverbs 12:15; Acts 15:38; 1 Corinthians 3:6; 4:6

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1 Response to Activity Versus Results

  • Antar says:

    I just wtaned you to know that the Daily Bread devotional worked on my phone, Sony Ericsson k700iI am especially happy with the new feature that allows me to read the BIble verse. I used to exit the devotional to call up the bible application, read the verse then go back to the devotional. This has now been made easy! Well done and God bless!

    Posted on February 2, 2012 at 11:44 pm

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