Number 8: Wearing Yourself Out

Friday, January 18, 2013


Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint. Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sporut wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle. Proverbs 23:4-5

{Saying Number 8 is part of a series, straight from the Bible: 30 Sayings of the Wise}

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10 Responses to “Number 8: Wearing Yourself Out”

  1. This is such something that I am realizing except mine is not about becoming rich. It's more about becoming recognized. So often I feel like I have to work to put myself out there BUT if that is not what God is asking me to do, well then, it becomes exhausting.

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    1. Yes - anything we focus on that God is asking us to do . . . exhausting!

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  2. Surely goes with my focus this month--materialism. I come from a long line of workaholics and am trying to find balance.

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  3. Such synergy between the image that you chose and the passage! In our culture, we so rarely take a moment to smell the roses, because we are busy building our empire. It's not what life is about. Thank you for sharing this.

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  4. THANK YOU for this. Yes, I totally relate and echo many of the comments. I have gone through this process before of centering my life on Christ only to find I'm very easily swayed back into seeking recognition and success. I'm ashamed to admit it. Praise God for His grace. I love that you've shared this today.

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    1. Glad you stopped by, Kim, and that you can relate to this. We all go through times of focusing on the wrong things - so yes, thankful for grace!

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  5. What a perfect pairing of image with scripture. Praying our image will be found in Him only and not in fleeting celebrity.

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    1. I appreciate that, Sandra. I thought long and hard about what photo to put with this one. When I saw the celebrity magazines at the salon, I knew that was it. It is so easy for me to get caught up in fleeting things, but the fact that I don't know who half the people are in those magazines any more makes the temporary nature of those things awfully clear to me! So glad you stopped by.

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  6. Our world of wealth(y) thinking can make so many challenges for the world surrounding us/them. Relying on HIM, not the "everydayness"of life is all we have/WHAT we have. Thank you.

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  7. This is perfect!! The picture, the scripture...what an awesome reminder!! Thank you for this and for stopping by Chaos & Coffee! :) Have a blessed day!!

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