Cricket in a Skillet

Last night in Bible study, a lady referred to a “cricket in a skillet”.  She was illustrating how sometimes people can be very busy, but not accomplishing anything.  We began by discussing what it meant to be lazy.  We had agreed that laziness was difficult to define, but that it could be understood as an imbalance.  On one end of a scale are people who work too much, and on the other end of the scale are people who work too little.  Work could be described, not simply as manual labor, but any helpful, productive activity.  We recognized that “work” would mean different things to different people, and that our type of work would change throughout our lives. 

Then came the question of the person who is busy, but not accomplishing anything.  They are not lazy, but they are misdirected; the cricket in a skillet.  We agreed that it was important that God give us wisdom to properly direct our activities, so that we can be productive.  We want our lives to be balanced, focused; and directed by the Holy Spirit.

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4 Responses to “Cricket in a Skillet”

  1. Keren Says:

    Amen. Thank you for this Pastor, this is true being led by the Holy Spirit is what every Christian should do,realize and acknowledge. Also seeking God’s wisdom in everything. WISDOM IS SUPREME SO IN EVERYTHING GET WISDOM.

  2. Gloria Says:

    I rather enjoyed the whole cricket in a skillet. I just don’t want to be one 🙂

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