Shortcuts Are Short-sighted
One of the pitfalls you will face as you chase your dreams is the temptation to take shortcuts. You'll be tempted to cut corners as you run toward your goals, but these shortcuts will only get you off track. These may be moral shortcuts, ethical shortcuts, spiritual shortcuts, financial shortcuts, or even relational shortcuts. Shortcuts are always short-sighted. They distract you from getting where you need to go and from what God wants you to do in your life. When we look at the life of Noah, we see he doesn't try to cut corners. Noah did everything just as God commanded him. Noah could have said, "Lord, do we really need all of these animals? You know, why don't we just leave half the species here. The Sierra club will never know; Green Peace isn't around. We can just call the ones we leave extinct animals.' But the Bible says, Noah did everything just as God commanded him. To reach the dreams God gives you, you must do things exactly as God tells you to do them.
“So Noah did everything exactly as God had commanded him.”
Genesis 6:22 NLT