In a previous post I quoted Eric Lidel, the Olympic gold medalist – “God made me fast. When I run, I feel His pleasure.”

I like that quote.

Lidel says when he does what God gave him the ability to do, God is happy with that.

We may be good at something, but it doesn’t mean it would be easy. I am sure it wasn’t easy for Lidel to be a champion runner. He had to discipline himself, he had to train, he had to sweat. But he made full use of what God gave him, and God is pleased.

The book of Proverbs talks a lot about laziness. I used to wonder why God is so harsh on lazy people. Why can’t they take life easy? Why do they have to work so hard?

I think I now understand. If Eric Lidel was lazy, he would not be such a great runner. He would not have fulfilled God’s purpose for him to be a fast runner.

I feel I’ve been wasting time; I’ve been lazy. My new year resolution is to do whatever I’m good at to the fullest.

Whatever you are good at, do it to the fullest, and that will please God.

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