Some years ago in answer to a young man’s question, “What is the number one key to success?” Kop Kopmyer well known success and business writer with a twinkle in his eye, smiled and said:
“Do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.”
Thus was Brian Tracys’ career launched.
The knock on the also ran is and will be, “He/she always has the energy to do anything except what he/she should be doing.”
The question: In which group do you find yourself?
In using quotes from a wide variety of writers, thinkers and even preachers I always attempt to verify that the particular statement is in harmony with scripture. According to scripture, should I study for approval only when I feel like it? Should I confess Christ as savior only when I feel like it? Should I tithe only when I feel like it? Should I love my wife only when I feel like it? The questions are nonsensical to be sure.
We Christians are to be guided by higher principles and once these principles are firmly rooted in our mind and preferably our heart, we obey in accordance with knowledge, even wisdom, and prosper in whatever realm the principle applies.
Hebrew 12:2 says in part: “who for the joy…endured the cross, despising the shame..”
Christ did what He should, when He should, though He didn’t feel like it.
Copyright © 2012 Larry Lilly