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Do the hard right

When I was a kid, my grandfather and father both used to say, "If it's worth doing then it's worth doing right."

My brother-in-law taught at West Point and they had another saying, "Don't do the easy wrong, do the hard right."

Combined these creeds emphasize that it is a waste of our time to tackle easy problems with lackluster effort. Furthermore, it is more rewarding to embrace hard problems and overcome them through "right" effort.

One of the hardest things to do in life is to trust others. Far to many players take upon themselves the tasks of others as opposed to tending to their own jobs.

When a player forsakes his duties, he is doing the easy wrong. Sure he can make the play better than his teammate; however, he has done this while forsaking his own job which is usually harder.

“Even when we were with you we were giving you this command: ‘If anyone doesn’t want to work, they shouldn’t eat.’ We hear that some of you are living an undisciplined life. They aren’t working, but they are meddling in other people’s business. By the Lord Jesus Christ, we command and encourage such people to work quietly and put their own food on the table.” 2 Thessalonians 3:12

Those not willing to put in the work do not deserve the reward at the end of the journey. If you decide to put in the effort and dedication that it takes to succeed, do so quietly and without pride. Then the Lord will know who you are truly working for.

Do the hard right. Do not be proud and satisfied with doing the easy work when your team is counting on you to do the harder job.

By forsaking the hard job to which you have been entrusted you are failing not only the team but more importantly yourself.

God measures out to each of us that which we are capable of handling. If you want to do more for His Kingdom then you need to get into the habit of doing the hard right.

In whatever you take on, realize there is a right and wrong way to go about achieving the objective. Discern the correct path and then do it right.


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