Every success is the result of countless others not doing what you just did.

2 Chronicles 15:7

Have you ever looked at a success that someone else enjoyed and thought, “I could have done that.” ?

Well… you didn’t and they did.

You made a choice and the other person did too.

Besides, it’s hard to be successful sitting in your recliner with a TV remote in your hand.

Now don’t get me wrong… everyone needs to see The Andy Griffith Show reruns one more time but while you’re doing that, someone else is doing your thing.

On the other hand, when you make the decision to do something, know that someone else is just tuning in to the riveting episode where Ernest T. Bass breaks a window and then gets all civilized before going to the daince at Mrs. Wiley’s house.

Today’s Tiny Words. Big Life. Bible verse is an account of the actions taken by Israel’s King Asa after hearing from the prophet Azariah.

Fresh off of a major military victory over a superior army from Ethiopia, King Asa of Israel makes the unpopular decision to purify Israel by removing all idols from the land.

Even though the nation was safe, for the moment, the king knew that his people relied heavily on the gods of the surrounding nations. He also knew that this would be their undoing because he listened to the prophet.

The Tiny Words. Big Life. takeaway is this: Pray to follow God’s word even when things appear to be going in your favor. Don’t let the idols of the world distract you from what you know to be right. And give praise to God for the ability you have to do things that benefit you, your family, and others.

And the next time you start to say “coulda, woulda, shoulda”, toss the TV remote to the Labradoodle and get up from the recliner.

Besides, you already know that Ernest T is gonna do what he always does and then run back to the hills.

After all, as Barney says, “He’s a nut.”

2 Chronicles 15:7

7 But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.”

1 Comment

  1. jswearen on June 23, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    Good commentary, Ken. Sometimes the reverse is true in that we take on more than we can accomplish; knowing when to prioritize is helpful!