It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn’t. (Martin Van Buren, 8th U.S. President)

Have you ever tried to shortcut a task or simply didn’t do it because it was too difficult? Did you then find yourself in the very worrisome place of having to explain why the results were less than satisfactory? Van Buren was right, as we all have probably discovered. It’s so much better just to give our best effort to do the job right. Whatever the result, we’ll know we did our best.

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters. (Colossians 3:23)