William Andrew Dillard

Wait, wait! How can it be? January is come to a close, already?! But what about the objectives that were identified to be accomplished in 2020? Are they forgotten already? With the passing of January is it “Ho hum, business as usual?” Well, DON’T STOP NOW!
If you are reading this, it is still your day, your time to think, to say, to do, and that my friend is definitely coming quickly to an eternal close. Is it any wonder then that the wisest man said, “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom in the grave whither thou goest.” Ecc. 9:10. So, what is holding you back from pursuing and accomplishing your noble objectives?
Some wallow in the rut of persistent failure. They have tried and failed before, so they think failure will doubtless be the result of any future effort. They think setting objectives is good, but accomplishing them is really beyond realistic expectations.
Someone once opined that a rut is nothing more than a grave with both ends kicked out. Surely, this is an interesting enough thought to challenge us to get out of it. It is true that history is literally strewn with human failure, even among what would be considered the best of men. This is true because all are sinners. Everyone must continue to deal with the conflicts of sin until death, or the rapture. However, history also glows with the monumental successes of both small, and great men who dared to trust God, accept his forgiveness, and then keep on keeping on toward the noble goals of life.
So, the bottom line is: do you really love and trust God in all matters? If so, then leave your burdens with Him and press onward toward the noble goals you would accomplish in life “if”. Forget the “if”! Don’t let another day pass without initiating some action to accomplish your appropriate goals for 2020. We do not know what the year holds. It may be your last one. If so, go down striving toward the goal. If not, don’t let 2021 find you still treading time in the rut of wishes. Even our Lord Jesus said, “I must do the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.” John 9:4. Remember what Solomon said: “Whatever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might…” Don’t stop now! Do it!

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