Oct 22, 2021 | Lifestyle, Yay Padua-Olmedo

Thoroughbred horses are your best horse racing bets. They’re agile and fast and spirited—hot-blooded—per Wikipedia.

Merriam-Webster defines thorough as a quality of being “careful about doing something in an accurate and exact way.”

So if you’re meticulous, exhaustive, and do something painstakingly, you’re thorough.

It’s a quality one would appreciate among scientists, forensic investigators, or surgeons. Mechanics, machinists, and seamstresses too.

Imagine a murderer getting scott-free or your car running wobbly—because the forensic investigator or your car mechanic does a lousy job.

Thoroughness is a God-given ability only humans possess. We’ve been wired that way. That’s why after God was done creating man, He cried out, “Very good!”

So be thorough. Be faithful. Be an expert in what you do. You can do all good things through Christ!

Genesis 1:27 says that God created man in His own image. And who is God? Only the creator of the heavens and the earth! A universe so grand—with perfectly-positioned and purposed elements—could only be possible because behind it is a mighty, meticulous, and thorough creator and thinker!

If we are made in His image, then we are capable! Man is hard-wired to be productive. And excel at being productive.

It starts with thoroughness. Jesus calls it faithfulness.

Luke 16:10a “One who is faithful in very little is also faithful in much…”

Colossians 3:23 “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.”

That’s why we can’t pooh-pooh the little details which we need to attend to on a daily basis:

Hygiene, especially with covid running amuck around us. How much effort will hand-washing or simply wiping spills or grime cost?

In your place of work, what will following procedures or the system, and being precise, mean? Would a properly installed screw or a rivet make a difference for a car tire (and your safety) or a ship?

“Untergang der Titanic” by Willy Stöwer, 1912. Wikipedia Trivia: Some investigators (and there had been many) assert that rivets used in the 460,000-ton Titanic are to blame.

“The Titanic sank in fewer than three hours…1,517 people died. If the rivets had been stronger, the ship might have stayed afloat longer and more people might have been rescued…” (educationworld website)

Unskilled or unfaithful workers? They’re a dime a dozen. So if you’re a boss, be careful whom you hire.

There’s a danger though to being uber-thorough. Thoroughbred horses, being hot-blooded, perform to the max; they’re therefore prone to accidents, abnormal hearts, and infertility.

Very much like a human who over-exerts, don’t you think? A person who excels can become intolerant of others. “Not in my league,” they scoff.

That’s pride. Psalm 73 says the arrogant brag to the sky, make fun of others, and wear pride as their necklace.

So be thorough. Be faithful. Be an expert in what you do. You can do all good things through Christ!

Yet be sober-minded and humble. For the Lord lifts up the humble and brings down the proud.

Yay Padua-Olmedo believes that her purpose as a Christian is to become salt and light where God has placed her. Aside from teaching Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations at Southville Foreign University in Las Pinas City, Philippines, she conducts motivational and business seminars and writes inspirational materials.

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