Writing a book has been quite a journey. Some days…er….weeks…er…months…I barely do anything. I’m in a bit of a holding pattern right now with the book for a number of reasons. Since I’m asked pretty regularly how the book is going, I figured I’d share an excerpt with my current concept. I’d love to know your thoughts. Please be super honest. 🙂
“In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty.” Proverbs 14:23
In All Toil
Toil is a very active work word. It’s not one of those “fluffy” work words like “brainstorming” or “consulting.” It gives us a sense of someone dripping sweat, dirty, gritty and certainly not wasting time.
There is profit
I love that promise. Even if my work feels fruitless, there is profit. Even if I’m just learning from my mistakes. There is a reward for following the rules – such as a great promise.
Mere talk tends only to poverty
This one hits so close to home for me. I am a big dreamer. I can come up with dozens of new dreams and ideas. But when it comes to the implementing, I feel like a lot doesn’t get done. God is telling us that not working will lead to poverty. How’s that for motivation?
Are there areas where you ARE toiling? Are you doing well with this? In what areas are you not taking action? In what areas are you just talking?