A politician recently visited our local elementary school to evaluate the need to replace the old facility. A student had been picked out to serve as a guide, escorting the politician around the building. At one point, the politician asked the student if there were any problems when it rains. He replied, “No, it’s not a problem. We know where to put the buckets now!”
Sometimes that’s how we “solve” the problems in our lives. Rather than come up with real and lasting solutions, we place buckets in various places and act as if the problem is solved.
Maybe it’s time we start to really deal with the sins and shortcomings in our lives.
“Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.”—1 Timothy 4:15.