Proverbs 10:4 (New International Version)
Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.
Don't be like the bodybuilder visiting Africa, who was asked by a village chief what he did with all his muscles. The bodybuilder thought an exhibition might better serve to explain it, so he proceeded to flex his bulging calves, thighs, biceps and triceps, demonstrating how he performed in competition. After admiring this amazing specimen for a few moments, the chief inquired, "What else do you use them for?"
"That's about it," answered the muscular man.
"That's all you use those huge muscles for?" reiterated the chief.
"What a waste," muttered the chief in disgust. "What a waste."
So many of us are like this bodybuilder. We're strong in the Lord, well equipped to deal with our adversary, but we never use our strength or our weapons. Step into the ring!
Dear Lord we pray that we wouldn’t waste what you give to us. We pray that we would use everything to bring honor to you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.