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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Quiet Time: Too Lazy To Work

Lazy Bones
by Jo Parry
Too Lazy To Work

Laziness casts into a deep sleep,
And an idle man will suffer hunger. – Proverbs 19:15

A sluggard is grown from the seed of slothfulness.

Have you ever had one of those days where you just can’t seem to motivate yourself to get the job done? I know I have. You know what mean, don’t you? There’s a nagging sensation in the back of your mind prodding you to start a certain task, but you find a way to put it off or do something else instead. That’s when you discover the truth of Proverbs 19:15. The more you put something off the harder it is to begin. Lethargy like a siren’s song begins to pull you down. You feel like you need a nap or another cup of coffee or something, anything except the job that’s in front of you. Well, you’re strolling too near the edge of what I call "Comatose Cliff". Stop where you are and start doing the job. Don’t think about it, just begin! One thing I know, if one continues down the road of laziness he will suffer for it (Proverbs 6:10-11).

Now, I understand that character is caught not taught and that the plant is grown from the seed that’s sown. Therefore, we are motivated to be good examples of those who believe (1 Timothy 4:12) in word and deed, so that others (our children for one) may see our good works and glory our Father in heaven (Matthew 5:16) and then, hopefully, emulate them.

I just remembered an old saying, “A person who thinks the world owes him a living is usually too lazy to work for it.” I’m not looking to collect anything this world has to offer; how about you?

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