God never goes to the lazy or the idle when He needs men for His service. When God wants a worker He calls a worker. When He has work to be done, He goes to those already at work. When God wants a good servant, He calls a busy man. Scripture and history attest this truth.
Moses was busy with his flocks at Horeb.
Gideon was busy threshing wheat by the wine press.
Saul was busy searching for his father's lost beasts.
Elisha was busy plowing with twelve yoke of oxen.
David was busy caring for his father's sheep.
Nehemiah was busy bearing the king's wine-cup.
Amos was busy following the flock.
Peter and Andrew were busy casting a net into the sea.
James and John were busy mending their nets.
Matthew was busy collecting customs.
William Carey was busy mending and making shoes.
I know I want to be working so I am ready for what God has for me to do. Sometimes it is easier to sit around and do nothing but as we read the list above it is a great motivator to get busy.
He who gathers crops in summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.
- Proverbs 10:5 (New International Version)
Dear Lord we pray that we will strive to be busy and not lazy. We want to be ready for what you have for us. In Jesus’ name, Amen