Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless go hungry.
The lazy go broke, get fat, grow old too fast, constantly battle illness, and enter a deep sleep that they may never wake from in this level of existence. God does not condone laziness. He can’t make sense of a person that is slow to change, slow to work, slow to move, slow to act, slow to do much of anything but lay around looking at the sky, the ground, the TV, the computer, their twiddling thumbs, or other folks doing what their supposed to be doing— and what the lazy person should be doing.
If your house that God has loaned you is a pigsty and messy, then do something about it— clean it and thank God for the shelter and safe place to rest your head and raise your family.
If your car is cluttered with a bunch of junk— instead of adding more junk and asking passengers to “excuse the mess”—clean it inside and out and show God you are grateful for the gift.
If you’re overweight, like a great deal of people in our nation, including myself—yep, your girl has some much-needed weight to drop—we need to get real with ourselves. We are overweight because we haven’t been doing what we need to do to reverse their weight elevator. It keeps going up because we aren’t doing everything possible to stop it.
Fighting Weight and/or Disease
We make excuses because of health issues like diabetes and heart disease; musculoskeletal, neurological, and autoimmune diseases, etc. These issues should be our motivation to change our food, exercise several days a week, take vitamins and supplements, get rest, get a trainer or counselor (or both).
I don’t know about you, but it’s not in my plans to become disabled and die because I gave into a disease rather than do everything in my power to fight it. There are days that my body is in so much pain that I cry. But I know that doing nothing will get me nothing. If I want more then I must do more. Little by little, with God’s grace and mercy, I will bring change to my mind and body.
God says to resist, fight back, and trust in Him. So I will and I am. How about you?
Overeating and Poor Diet
If your weight is mostly due to your diet, then stop making excuses as you chow down on that fast food, processed junk, and empty caloric meal. Get up, get your body moving with cardio and resistance training. You don’t need a gym you can start with your body weight. So don’t make the excuse, “I need a gym membership” or “My gym is closed due to COVID-19”. Workout in your den, living room, bedroom, backyard, front yard, driveway, balcony, porch, patio, or hallway.
Reduce your food and caloric intake, and increase your water and fresh produce. Choose fresh and natural over artificial and processed. Start swapping animal protein for vegetable protein. Make sure you have plenty of fiber. We’re rarely protein deficient; we’re mostly fiber deficient. Don’t believe me? Go to the grocery store or Walmart and tell me do you see more products for fiber, laxatives and other bowel products, or do you see more supplements for protein-deficiency.
Reclaim your diet by putting in your body the healthy things God blessed this earth for you to consume. Then get your body active so it can fuel, protect, and heal you.
Stop being lazy about your body, health, and life. God gifted these things to you. How have you been choosing to thank Him and show Your appreciation? How are you demonstrating your stewardship of the things He has loaned to you?
Show God that you are grateful for your life, your limbs, your beating heart, and your organs (even if some aren’t functioning properly). Show God that you respect your temple—His temple.
If your business is going no where fast, get from behind the computer and in front of the TV, stop leaving the house everyday driving around doing and meeting no one, and start meeting people who can mentor, guide, and help build your company where it needs to be. Remember that your company’s brand first starts with you and the efforts you put into promoting it.
Your Love Life
If your relationship with your significant other is getting dull, predictable, and boring— remember that it took both of you to get it to that point. If you want spice, spontaneity, an injection of life and passion, then you need to take the first step and stop waiting for the other person to do it.
If the two of you are mad at each other, then you need to be the humble Christian you claim to be and sincerely apologize, and work proactively to make the wrong things right in your relationship.
If you’re sick and tired of being sick and tired, then get up and change something—anything—but stop sitting around, laying around, shuffling around with your head hanging down and doing absolutely nothing.
Lazy people are taking up prime real estate. Either you build upon it and make the best out of every situation or be prepared to be moved out of here sooner than you initially expected.
I love you all and remember we’re all works in progress. We all have to work at our faults, weaknesses, and the temptation to be lazy. We’re God’s clay that He is molding every millisecond of the day. We should do our part to make this molding process easier!
Father I pray to remain active, focused, determined, and constantly moving in the direction that you are guiding me. Let me sleep long enough to be reenergized but not too long that I become lethargic. Let me eat food for fuel and not to ignorantly attempt to fill a void, that only You can satisfy.
The hours that I waste sleeping or being unproductive are the hours that are taken from me when I need to work closely with You, help others, earn a living for my necessities, and save for the luxuries and experiences that I seek.
Father, I don’t ever want to fail you or my loved ones. Please keep Your hand on me Lord—so that even if I stray from Your path, I never go too far that I can’t be redirected to the right way. Father I want to be present and proactive in my life every single day. I don’t want distractions from people, media, and other outside forces to keep me from living my life to its fullest as Your ambassador. There is a right time for all things. Please instruct me on those times so that I’m making the most of my limited days.
If I am not living right Father, please lovingly correct my steps. In Your name I praise and pray. Amen.
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