EXECUTE

This is just what it looks like! It means it is time to get to it!

Should you be tempted to turn back before you start, remember that only those that work the vineyard partake in the harvest! If they choose to quit before they begin not only will they have no grapes, but the ground around them will be taken over by everything EXCEPT that which is productive and profitable to them!

Maintenance—

This is a MUST! Nothing stays organized if it is not maintained. It is easier to maintain organization than it is to begin again.

A word to the wise…after you have completed your project, OR if you are in the middle of it, do not lose ground by allowing things to be put back in the wrong place or just added to the piles. Enforce the policy that says, “we will be responsible and good stewards of our time, we will not allow the temptation to be lax to steal from us.” Put it back right away; it really does pay off.

A word of encouragement…freedom costs. It is that simple. Nothing was ever freed without a price being paid first. It may seem to you that the cost in this situation is higher than you are willing to pay, but isn’t peace worth it? The cost may be high up front, but the benefits far outweigh the work put into it. From one Mom to another, I have seen my children walk in peace through their school days, my husband sighs a breath of relief to be home, because it is peaceful and I am able to enjoy watching it all. Freedom from having to chase after those things that we know we should take care of and haven’t is worth the cost paid by just tackling with the strength of Christ. This gives us a chance to breath when the job is done and learn to enjoy the fruits of our labor.

Proverbs 31:31 says, “Give her (a virtuous wife) of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates.”

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