Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Curse of Laziness

There is a disease that plagues many. It comes in unexpectantly and claims its victims slowly. It holds the mind captive and causes the body to fall into shambles. It is the counterproductive force to progress. Dreams have been thwarted by it, relationships slandered because of it and lives brought to ruin through it. Nobody likes it yet so many embrace it.

We call this disease....LAZINESS!

Laziness presupposes that work is laborious and anything that takes energy and effort is shunned. It is a condition of the mind that says I am fixed to do nothing and to take no action. I am satisfied with complacency and even when I am not I resolve to do NOTHING!

Oh but the danger lies even further in that we deceive ourselves so to the point that we believe we deserve the "privilege" of laziness. Have you said to yourself, "This has been such a long day, I deserve to do nothing" or "I do so much that this one time won't make a difference?" We get to the point that we pack so many things into our lives that we become over busy (which is also a disease to be mentioned) and eventually crash into laziness. We go from one extreme to the next without any consideration for priority or importance and life becomes and unbalanced bowl of meaninglessness.

There is no fight in you when you are lazy. There is no self control. There is no hope. No vision. No dream. No plan of action. No course for progress or growth. The Bible says that laziness or sluggardness will cause poverty to pounce on you like a bandit. Why be pounced? Why be taken advantage of? Why give in any longer? It is a fight against the mind and a battle against the body so make up in your mind today that laziness WILL NOT have its way.

Laziness, my dear friends, is a tool from Satan himself to keep us from the will of God. And I admit that I have falen prey to such a grave sin. Putting off for tomorrow what should be done today and sadly today has quickly lengthened in time. Tomorrow is not promised and another may never be given to us again. There is no room for laziness in the Kingdom of God but only room for pressing towards the Kingdom. I don't ask for your forgiveness but I ask for your prayers as we battle and war together. For the Kingdom of God suffers violence and the violent take it by force. We need to arise and fight for the promise and do ourselves an injustice to give the battle away before it has even begun!

Awake thou oh sleeper and arise from the dead and Christ will give thee light! See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but undestanding what the will of the Lord is. - Ephesians 5:14-17

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