“A barking dog is often more useful than a sleeping lion” (Washington Irving). True! Far too many are busy sleeping, when they should actively be working. But ability without action is laziness. “How long will you slumber, O sluggard? When will you rise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep—so shall your poverty come on you like a prowler, and your need like an armed man” (Proverbs 6:9-11; cf. 24:30-34). Wake up! It’s not what you have, but it’s what you do with it that counts. And you’ve got what it takes to make it! So put your hand on the plow. Give responsibility to your ability and let God increase your capability. It’s better to be a barking dog than a sleeping lion.—Samuel Koranteng-Pipim
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