Once upon a time a very strong woodcutter ask for a job in a timber
merchant, and he got it.The pay was really good and so were the work
For that reason ,the woodcutter was determined to do his best. His
boss gave him an axe and showed him the area where he was supposed to
The first day,the woodcutter brought 18 trees. "Congratulations," the boss
said. "Go on that way!" Very motivated for the boss' words, the woodcutter
try harder the next day,but he only could bring 15 trees.
The third day he try even harder, but he only could bring 10 trees.
Day after day he was bringing less and less trees."I must be losing my
strength",the woodcutter thought. He went to the boss and apologized,
saying that he could not understand what was going on.
"When was the last time you sharpened your axe?" the boss asked. "Sharpen?
I had no time to sharpen my axe. I have been very busy trying to cut trees."
Our lives are like that. We sometimes get so busy that we don't take time to
sharpen the axe." In today's world, it seems that everyone is
busier than ever, but less happy than ever.
Why is that? Could it be that we have forgotten how to stay sharp?
There's nothing wrong with activity and hard work. But God doesn't want us
to get so busy that we neglect the truly important things in
life, like taking time to pray, to read .We all need time to relax, to
think and meditate, to learn and grow. If we don't take time to sharpen the
axe, we will become dull and lose our effectiveness.
So start Today , Think about the ways by which you could do your job more
effectively and add a lot of value to it.