Romans 12:11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
We are not to be lazy. We shouldn't be lazy in any of the things we have been entrusted with. We should be fervent to work at our marriage, to work at being a good parent and yes we should strive to be a good and faithful employee on our jobs.
If we aren't careful we can attribute a lot of activity to being busy working. We need to focus our efforts on getting the most out of the time that God has blessed us with. This is true of the Lord's work as well.
I once worked on a construction job where everyone talked about how busy one of the carpenter's helpers was. Every time you saw him he was carrying a board from one place to another. I began to watch him and before long I figured out that he was always carrying the same board. He looked busy and had found a way of making himself look busy without really having to do any hard work.
If we are not careful we can do the same thing in the Lord's service. We can fill up our time with things that really won't make a difference in eternity and it looks like we are really busy. God is watching what we are doing and He knows if we are really busy about His business.
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