Tuesday, May 5, 2009

In Other Words Tuesday


“Mordecai understood that it is not failure that brings despair,but unfaithfulness and idleness.”~Dorothy Patterson, editor of Women’s Devotional Bible Devotion: Service Through Providence, Esther 3:13-4:17: So true. Failure happens to everyone at sometime in life, but that should not bring us to feelings of despair. That should just bring us back up on our feet, ready to try even harder, and determined to succeed this time. But, when we choose to become unfaithful, and let the devil of idleness rule our life, that is when we will sink deep into despair. God will punish us for our lack of faith, and our idleness. Heartaches, and disappointment will become our closest friends. The sun will seem to never shine, because we are not allowing the true Son to shine through our lives. So, choose to be faithful, and stay busy daily doing the work of your Father, and He will be well pleased my friends.

11 comments:

Debbie said...

I always try to work as unto the Lord so that everything I do will be my best. But sometimes, He wants me to step outside of my comfort zone. Those are the times when I need faith and trust in Him. And He never lets me down. In myself I fail but in Him is where I want to be.

Gretchen said...

Great point. Rest is nice, but too much, and it becomes idleness.

DeeDee said...

thanks for this post today Denise...
I want to choose to be faithful! To stay busy doing the work of my Father... I want Him to be well pleased.
Sweet Blessings,
DeeDee

luvmy4sons said...

Amen to this wisdom! AMEN!

Daphine said...

Great post! and written beautifully, Denise! Thanks for the reminder friend!

Pam D said...

Doing HIS work.. that's the key, isn't it? It's easy to stay busy in this crazy world; trying to get ahead or just stay even. But it all needs to be for Him...
Beautiful message, Denise. Thanks so much for all of your support!
Hugs... Pam

Carolyn said...

thanks for the post.

Bogie said...

Amen to this post!

MiPa said...

Lovely post. Bless you for sharing.

Patricia said...

Denise,
Thank you for participating. Faithfulness really is the only way to push through the despair in to the delight of the Lord, isn't it!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Obedience is best!