Beware of the one true state to avoid: unproductivity. Scripture warns, “A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich” (Proverbs 10:4-5 ESV). Laziness in any shape or form leads to a nosedive in productivity, resulting in poverty. On the contrary, diligence breeds competence over time, leading to increased productivity and wealth creation. Be the prudent and diligent one, seizing opportunities and seasons. Stay proactive as your world’s culture, politics, and industries evolve to avoid being left behind. Embrace diligence and competence in order to thrive and prosper in your endeavours.
Do not be the disgraceful son sleeping through a harvest. In this knowledge economy, embracing continuous learning and becoming a knowledge worker is essential for success. Just as a wise son gathers during harvest, those who invest in acquiring knowledge and skills thrive in this era of rapid change. Staying relevant and creating massive wealth requires evolving with the times, remaining curious, and adapting to new technologies and information. Accept the opportunities provided by the digital age and avoid being the disgraceful son who misses out on the abundant harvest of knowledge and innovation. Seize the opportunity and prepare yourself for a prosperous future.
There is no future for the person that is physically diligent (ready to work with their hands), while being spiritually and intellectually lazy. Those who are physically diligent but unwilling to engage in mental labours will become obsolete in the near future. You must conduct research on the major cultural and economic trends that will shape your world over the next few decades. And as you pray and meditate, the Holy Spirit will assist you in developing the ability to thrive in the face of those changes. Artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) will have a profound impact on the world. Do not sleep through this harvest.