"One who is slack in his work is brother to on who destroys" (Proverbs 18:9).
Think about for a minute. You've decided to get a way for a few hours outside of your familiar atmosphere, away from the office, time out of the house. So, you're driving down the road and decide to go into this coffee shop that recently opened up, because you hear they had free wi-fi. But, as you go in, you begin to get a very different impression than the expectations you had just held. The floors have are gritty, no one says "hello," the coffee was lukewarm, and a bit stale. You go over to sit down, and the table top is sticky and you can't get a connection on the "free" wi-fi. With an overwhelming amount of negative thoughts about this place, you get up, leave, and vow never to return. You're definitely not surprised to hear a few weeks later that the coffee shop just didn't make it.
It really is the little things that make the big difference. So many people don't realize how destructive it really is or can be when they don't put forth excellence in what they do. "Slack" or "slothful" means one who ceases to give it all they've got. They coast, get by, do "just enough." Though this has become common in our culture, it still contradicts the truth principles that in everything we do, we should do it unto the glory of God.
So, are you challenged yet? If you are, you're not alone! This is a challenging reminder that everything we do is to point back to His glory. If we really do believe this, then it will effect every aspect of our job - how quickly we respond to calls & emails, how we keep our desk, how we show up on time, our attention to details and deadlines, and so many other ways.
One who is slack is brother to one who destroys. In other words, when we don't put forth excellence, it's as if we are communicating that we don't care as much with our heart as we say we do with our mouth. OUCH! Let God help you today in how you manage your time, respond to your boss, and just how you reflect HIS glory in everything you do!