Wednesday: 22nd August, 2018

Reference text: Matthew 20:1-16

Matthew 20:6,7a And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle? They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us.

Recently in the UK, the story of an accounting graduate, who had grown tired of never hearing back from any of the online job applications he put through; printed out a hundred copies of his CV, walked to two of the busiest train stations in the country and handed them out. The outcome: within two days, he had received about a dozen job offers, attended an interview and was employed.

One of the common mistakes a footballer can do is assume any pass made will make its way to them and so stands back waiting for this to happen, a more proactive opposition can easily step in ahead of them and make an interception. In the Gospel text of today, we encounter a team of labourers who stood idle all day providing the one reason that ‘no one had hired them’, so they waited. Had this vineyard owner, somehow not managed to locate them, they would have really succeeded in been idle all day.

Beloved, if there is a truth I have just realised it is the fact that sometimes, we prefer waiting for things to come: though and this seems like the better option, we opt for it because it is the easier and more comfortable choice. There are somethings which one ought to be proactive in seeking to obtain. Those labourer could have made the effort to seek out getting something to do- offering themselves to be hired.

We can be reactive to some situations, but being proactive provides better returns

Remember # Don’t just wait for everything to come to you.


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