Skooter reports 11/13/12
Our food for thought this week is what counts is not the number of hours you put in, but how much you put in the hours. To dig deeper on that phrase, I mean to expand the sentence in a more explainable way, I have a story here about a surgeon in a large city hospital had a habit of insisting on a few minutes alone before he performed an operation. You know, he had an exceptional reputation as a surgeon, and one of the young doctors who regularly worked with him wondered if there might be a link between this habit and the man’s success.
The young assistant asked the surgeon about his habit and the surgeon answered: “Yes, there’s a relationship. Before each operation, I ask the Great Physician to be with me, to guide my hands in their work. There have been times when I didn’t know what to do next in a surgery, and then came the power to go on, power I knew came from God. I would not think of performing an operation without asking His help.”
The surgeon’s words quickly mushroom through the hospital, and then across the country. One day a father brought his daughter to the hospital, insisting that the only doctor he would allow to touch her was the one who worked with God.
One of the greatest elements any person can put into his work hours, regardless of the field he is in, is prayer. What motivates you to do your job? What energizes you to do your best? Take some time to cover your work in prayer. You will find that time well spent, as He helps you to achieve more.
Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men, but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:15 – 16 NASB
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