Spirit & Life Devotional
Thursday, January 22
Sharpening The Edge
Ecclesiastes 10:10 NKJV “If the ax is dull, and one does not sharpen the edge, then he must use more strength; but wisdom brings success.”
Wisdom brings success. In other words, failure and struggling are results of lack of wisdom. When wisdom is at work, there should be success. Wisdom is indeed the principal thing, therefore get wisdom.
Wisdom is using a sharp axe to fell a tree. Every profession, task and assignment has their axes; the necessary tools, effective ways of getting things done. Having an axe is great, but it has to be sharpened continually for maximum impact, efficiency and effectiveness. To sharpen your axe refers to updating your skills, doing things with the latest and best tools, keeping up with new trends, improving continuously, evolving continually and being up-to-date. Be flexible; your approach might have to change from time to time.
You will hardly make progress and succeed if you insist on doing things things the way “it has always been done”. There are people like that, you know; they are too slow to embrace change and wonder why they remain small, below average, are unable to compete and work harder than anyone else. Are you a student, worker or business owner? Always sharpen the edge of your axes.