When you work, don’t waste your time.
Build with the right ingredients, and for the right reasons.
There are too many people taking cheap shortcuts. Creating microwavable widgets for twenty-five cents in hopes that they will be sold for big money at the dollar store.
I’m not referring to literal product development here (unless you are literally developing a product – in that case, I’m totally referring to that) as much as I’m referring to projects that are requiring you to make the best choice possible.
When faced with a decision-making process, are you picking the easiest or the wisest route?
Too many times in our homes, the marketplace, and the church, we choose the path of least resistance. Avoiding drama, fierce conversations, and potential conflict. While we think we are keeping the peace we may actually be compromising our own effectiveness by enabling destructive patterns to continue.
So how do we hold ourselves accountable to make the wisest decision possible, even if it’s the hardest and perhaps the most unpopular?
We need a starting point.
“The starting point for acquiring wisdom (or, making the best decisions possible) is to be consumed with awe as you worship Jehovah-God. To receive the revelation of the Holy One, you must come to the one who has living-understanding.”
Proverbs 9:10 – The Passion Translation
If you want to produce work on the Earth that is of the highest quality and caliber, do it unto the Lord. Make decisions not in light of what people think, but rather, make the best decision in light of what the Lord thinks.
Many will pass up a fortune in an attempt to make a quick buck.
They didn’t begin by acquiring wisdom from the one who has “living-understanding.”
There is divine brilliance available for the one who realizes they have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16).
What problems are you facing?
What is the problem behind the problem?
What is the root that is instigating the pain that is keeping you awake at night?
Bring the data to the Lord.
Don’t be afraid of the pain or potential pain. Fear God, and before God, ask, inquire His guidance, and then prepare yourself for solutions that are beyond your creative bandwidth.
Hope this helps.