Key Text: Songs of Solomon 2:15
Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that spoil the vineyards, for our vineyards are in blossom.”
Life gets interesting when we start to make a little headway in our businesses and personal endeavors. We get a little comfortable and heave a sigh of relieve. Isn’t it interesting when we begin to enjoy the fruits of our labor? I bet it’s fun when the customers are rolling in and your bank account regularly gets credited.
However, research shows that a striking number of entrepreneurs (about 70%) lose their profits within the first year of making huge gains, and about 90% never come back up again. This is not because they aren’t working hard enough, but because there are certain habits that cannot cohabit with continual success.
Solomon’s use of the expression “little foxes spoils the vineyard” is such a profound one; as most times what destroys are not the big mistakes or the unfortunate catastrophes, but the little things that we allow fall into the cracks..It’s a tough ball game breaking through; it’s another kettle of fish staying up.
A little hole has the capacity of sinking the largest ship. Recall the Titanic!
Benjamin Franklin says “watch the little things; a small leak will sink a great ship”. What are the little foxes in your own vineyard?
Are you still in the habit of procrastinating, waiting for the last minute before doing what needs to be done a week ago? Do you keep adequate records of your business dealings or you are still recording transactions in your head? Have you started training and trusting others enough to delegate duties to them before you totally wear yourself out? Do you respect and treat your customers very well, now that you’ve got a little break?
Now that your vineyard is blossoming, it’s not time to be relaxed; it’s time to pull together your energy and chase away your little foxes- those bad habits that stares you in the face.
Prayer: Dear God, thank you for the grace of my flourishing vineyard. I decree and declare that I will not Labor in vain, but enjoy the fruit of the vine that you have given to me in Jesus name.
You will succeed!
Gbenga Solademi ©