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Sluggard or Plow?

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Proverbs 20:4  Sluggards do not plow in season;
    so at harvest time they look but find nothing.

sluggard

noun slug·gard \ ˈslə-gərd \

: a habitually lazy person

Just saying this word aloud kind of makes you know the definition without knowing the definition, right?
For certain it sounds like something you do not wish to be called, labeled or associated with.
Words associated with Sluggard;
 idler · loafer · good-for-nothing · wastrel · drone · scrounger · cadger · ne’er-do-well · do-nothing · layabout · slob · lounger · shirker · sluggard · laggard · slugabed · malingerer · rogue · rascal · scoundrel · villain · waster · loser · skiver · slacker · lazybones 

plow

noun \ ˈplau̇ \

: an implement used to cut, lift, and turn over soil especially in preparing a seedbed


Consider yourself as the implement and what you must do / be to prepare for growing.

Words associated with Plow;
cultivate · till · work · furrow · turn up

I was looking at this verse Proverbs 20:4 and considering it as a close parallel to a sporting season?
Obviously, it refers to work.  Working to plow, dig, hoe, plant, seed untilled ground so that it might grow a crop and bring you a harvest (reward) months later.
Why would this not be true for a football, soccer, basketball, baseball, hockey season, or any other sport?
PLOW; applied in the athletic-competition sense; is the work we put in BEFORE the season.
And…
The HARVEST;  the result we get after each game DURING the season and the final completion of our season.

No matter which season you are in right now… PLOW or plan to plow for the next season!

Plow = Make it happen.
Sluggard = Watch it happen, and later say; “What happened?”

#coachbk

Not because you must, but because you are willing.

 

 

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1 Response
  • Kathy Kennedy Price
    August 20, 2018

    I want to be the one to say “I made that happen.”

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