“Prepare your outside work, make it fit for yourself in the field; and afterward build your house.” (NKJV) Proverbs 24:27
I told my son to get his feet off the couch. As the words were coming out of my mouth, words that I have said to him a zillion times, I realized that my own feet were propped on the coffee table.
My house – the focus and journey of those living in and around me – are built on what I do as much as what I say. If my actions line up against my words, then my actions will win. To make an impact – to make a difference in how my home is built – I have to get things right in my own actions. I have to prepare my outside and make fit the field where I plant my words so that the fruit that grows will be those that I desire.
To make a difference I have to be a difference.