Spiritual Practice


Joshua Huff, 18

Not everybody is willing to give one hundred percent, especially if they’re doing something they don’t enjoy or don’t want to do. I am a slacker. I do my best except when I am at home. When my parents ask me to do something around the house, I’m more concerned about getting back to my room, getting on Facebook, hanging out with my friends, calling my girlfriend, sitting around being lazy, practicing my bass or the drums. I’ve got too much on my mind and “not enough time” to help my parents around the house. How many times have I discovered that I am better off when I simply get my chores done and avoid the nagging?

Slack habits and sloppy work are as bad as vandalism.
Proverbs 18:9 (The Message)

We’re supposed to be like Christ. Did he ever slack off? I’m sure Christ did everything to the best of his abilities. So if we’re trying to be like Christ, we’ll be willing to do some things we don’t feel like doing and we’ll do them the best we can.


PRAYER: Lord, you know that I struggle to give one hundred percent. Please help me to have a better attitude and to be more like Christ, who always gave his best. When I have a chance to do my best, let me always reflect the example of Christ in the way I live my life. Amen.

—from devozine (May/June 2013). Copyright © 2013 by The Upper Room®. All rights reserved.

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