From the Pastor… Be a Productive Person
Being productive gives people a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment that loafing never can. — Zig Ziglar
When Debbie and I see each other in the evening, she will most often ask, “How was your day?” And I often answer, “Very good. I got a lot done.” How satisfying it is to be productive. How disappointing it is to be frustrated or delayed. To be productive is a pleasurable experience, isn’t it?
Every day, I create a Do-List of things I hope to accomplish. I never check off all the items on my list, but I usually check off many. At least I can see the ways I have been productive, and that feels good.
Of course, a compulsive need to always be doing something useful can be overdone. Our value as human beings is not ultimately found in our ability to perform, produce, or create. Babies can do little, yet we treasure them dearly. And leisure is a blessing we all need to enjoy, so long as it helps balance the time and energy we put into the work at hand.
God put us into this world to be productive, as seen in his directives to the first people to till the garden and work the earth and “have dominion over the fish of the sea and the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that breathes.” All work is honorable, whether it be for a company, a family, an organization, or a social club. – So, let’s all make the most of our abilities to be productive, because such efforts honor our very creative, creating God.
God’s best to you,