HUSTLE as defined by Merriam Webster’s dictionary on my Note3 could mean any of the following:
1 a : jostle, shove
b : to convey forcibly or hurriedly
c : to urge forward precipitately
2 a : to obtain by energetic activity
b : to sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity
c : to sell or promote energetically and aggressively
d : to lure less skillful players into competing against oneself at (a gambling game)
OK, people, I’m not splitting beans here. Whatever your take in life and irrespective of your interpretation, man must hustle. And by the way, what does it mean to hustle?
To hustle in our local language means to;
– strive hard,
– work hard,
– put one’s nose to the grind,
– make every streneous effort,
– not give up in spite of roadblocks,
– try other options when the last one failed to give the desired or expected results. etc, etc.
– (Now, you can add your own meaning to that list.)
Our Lord Jesus Christ taught us that, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”
(Matthew 4:4 KJV)
Also, man shall not live by hustling alone, but by God’s grace. Success does not come through hard work alone. We all need the help of God. After all, many of us have known or seen many hard working people who are forever living from hand to mouth. No. I’m not in any way suggesting that we should just fold our hands and continue the remaining days of our respective life in escapist religious activities and prayers. The word of God said that “For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.”
(2Thessalonians 3:10 KJV)
In whatever man does without God, he must either fail miserably or succeed more miserably.
~~~ George MacDonald.
(1824 – 1905)
But by the grace of God I am what I am …..
~~~ Apostle Paul
1 Corinthians 15:10 (KJV)