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day 1407: Following Instructions

While on a pilgrimage walk on the Camino de Santiago (St. James Way) in Spain, I  asked some of the most committed and courageous faith-driven business leaders I know to guest contribute to Purposed worKING.  Enjoy! – Rusty


“Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do.
In our work lives we are given instructions of tasks to carry out on a frequent basis. For some tasks vary day to day while for others they are more repetitive. Whatever the circumstance it is important we carry out our work instructions as given. The phrase ‘cut corners’ is used often in business when describing why a person failed at their tasks. It takes strength and courage to do the hard work when cutting corners and seeking the easy way out in order to go on to other things – personal things appears to be the right way to go.
In our faith walk, God reminds us to be careful to obey His instructions passed to us through Moses and not to deviate from them but stay focused on the important things at hand – His will.
God’s instructions are not gray, they are black and white and living our lives His way results in success in everything we do. BTW: Success is not defined by striving to obtain earthly wealth but by the peace we have through accepting Christ and the knowledge we will be in relationship with Him for an eternity.
Reference:  Joshua 1: 7-8
Hank Stringer