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Monday, February 11, 2008

Intention and Attitude

When I've finished a job, particularly one that is a bit of a chore, I often say, "I've done my best!" Sometimes that really means, 'That will have to do!" so I really haven't done my best. My intentions were good but the end result fell short. I don't want to be hard on myself or get into self-flagellation or perfectionism, but it's come to me that I have something to learn in this area. I know that I am still recovering from fatigue, but I can use tiredness as an excuse and that just will not do. It's not physical effort that's needed here, it's more a question of attitude, a whole-hearted attitude.

So what is my attitude to God like? Is it just take it or leave it? Am I just going through the motions, going with the crowd, or does my relationship with Him match up to my intention: a wholehearted close intimate love relationship? This is what makes the difference.!

If I am enthusiastically devoted in my walk with God, then everything else should fall into place. Whether it's a hidden humdrum task or a centre stage position, I will be doing what God has chosen for me, in God's way. The attitude will be apparent for all to see, but even if that fails to please others, God will be pleased. Following Jesus and living life to the full should be effortless, but it takes effort, everything we've got.

There's no place in the Kingdom for half-heartedness or half-loving.

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as though you were working for the Lord and not for people." Colossians 3:23 Good News Bible


  1. SS said...

    Amen and amen again.