Labor in the Dark

I really enjoyed this reflection from Howard Butt Jr., posted at The High Calling, about Toscanini and why we can’t dare give up:

Howard Butt Jr. shares another encouraging video about faith and work. Sometimes success means long hours of work and preparation, just so we’re ready when the moment comes.
It’s easy to get discouraged when all of our work goes unnoticed, or when it feels like nothing we’re doing really makes a difference. Imagine Toscanini, squinting down day after day at his music sheet. He spent much of his life at a huge disadvantage — but his biggest liability would ultimately be the key to his success.
Toscanini had a slight advantage — he was a musician, and used to listening for his cue. It’s just as important for us. Putting in the time to excel at what we do, even if it feels like we’re working in the dark, is what prepares us for when the right time comes.

See all of it here.

"I have just moved to the Gold Coast (Australia) & for the first time in ..."

A Miraculous Cure for Bug Bite ..."
"If you look at church growth, you will see it in areas of the world ..."

Should We Replace “Evangelical”? A Simple ..."
"And you're a pathetic attention whore, desperate for affirmation."

Should We Replace “Evangelical”? A Simple ..."
"My Calvinists Bible teacher in middle school told us Jesus didn't cry because when babies ..."

The Little Lord Jesus, No Crying ..."

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!


What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment