Pearl of Wisdom:
“The lazy do not roast any game, but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.”
SOMETIMES THE THRILL OF THE CHASE and the victory of hitting your mark can seem like enough of an accomplishment. The job of cleaning and preparing the game just seems messy and…well, rather unsavory. But wise women know: you need both a huntress and a chef in order to have a feast.
The truly diligent will rouse their inner chef and do the work required to create a sustaining reward. The lazy hunter will leave before the feast, entertained but empty.
Entering into the messy work and finishing what you start turns momentary gain into rich reward.
Stopping short after the fun has been had turns a bird in the hand into nothing more than rotting waste.
Jesus knew best when He said, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.” (John 4:34). Thank God Jesus did not abandon the work when the going got tough – but pushed through to the feast.
Insight to Action
For me, this proverb holds power. I have so many ideas it could be very easy to skip from the thrill of one hunt to the next, always chasing the next big game. I have been back from my trip to Haiti for a few weeks now and am committed to what I now understand will be the long hard work of seeing One Dress United through to completion. It is clear to me that God is doing a work with this project. I need to be diligent in helping to prepare the feast, so that something sustainable can be prepared for those in need.
What work is God doing in your life? Are you always the Huntress and never the Chef? Have you been avoiding the hard work that will be required in seeing a feast through to completion? Share your thoughts with a reply below.