Prepare your work outside and make it ready for yourself in the field; afterwards, then, build your house.

Also translated as: First plant your fields; then build your barn.

Sounds intuitive but I think switching up the order of these two things can create some issues. Sometimes we build our house and then try to prepare work and plant fields in hopes that we will be able to support the home we built. In some ways I like the idea of building a home or barn in faith that the work will come. However, it could be broken down even further if we think about these as two different environments instead of just the order of things.

I think it’s a great picture of successfully creating two separate environments without letting one overlap or influence the other. Rather than mediocre work on both, we have the chance to do incredible work on each.

The invitation is that both CAN be done… we don’t have to just be good at work or good at home… but the invitation can be taken in faith.

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