The old adage “Do something even if it’s wrong!” sounds good but is definitely not desirable.
After all, watching television while your children are playing in another room unsupervised is “doing something” but I suspect you will regret that decision before long.
Doing the right thing is the better approach.
Doing the right thing always cost you upfront while doing the wrong thing will cost you on the backend. That’s why it is so easy to cut corners, fudge on the numbers, and fake it—these often work for awhile but eventually doing the wrong thing is going to cost you—big time.
But here’s the best thing to do: do the specifically right thing.
After all telling your wife the truth about how she looks in that dress is better than lying; but how you tell her will make a huge difference.
Every problem is not solved with a hammer.
Every argument is not resolved by shouting.
Hosing the whole crowd down with a fire hose is probably not the best way to clean the mud off your shoes.
Finesse, agility, sensitivity; these are good things.
- The ONE THING for today: Don’t just do something, do the specifically right thing.
11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold In settings of silver.
Proverbs 25:11 (NKJV)