Where’s the Hope? The good news is we can change our ways. Improve. It’s a choice, we’ve all being given the freedom of choice.
Doing the best I can comes with satisfaction. I can only do my best and I know if I have sincerely given it my best.
I like shortcuts especially if I can get the same results. Problem is I usually don’t realize it till the end. Like the time I thought instead of walking all the way around to finish a project I was running out of time on, I’d just quickly tip toe through the wax on a floor being stripped. Well before I could say “yikes” I was flat on my backside, pants covered in some kind of thick snot like, dirty wax slop. Unable to stand, I had to crawl out of it on all fours. Bad choice. Embarrassment. Yes I was a lazy oaf. Fortunately it just cost me my pants. Lesson learned, that time.
Giving your best doesn’t mean you need to be or will be top of the class, top sales, top of your income bracket. That’s not the point. It’s shouldn’t be done for recognition or accolades.
“Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men.” Colossians 3:23