Being lazy. Through scripture, God teaches
us to be busy, to be active, to be productive in our lives.
It is through this activity that we earn our living or get
an education, participate in sports and other recreational
activities, interact with family and friends, and most important,
You see, lazy people make bad servants.
Be busy working while there is still light,
because night is coming. That means that until Christ returns,
we need to be busy serving God so that His plan can be fulfilled.
God has a plan and purpose for
everyone's life, and for every situation. Since we can't know
the entire mind of God or what His specific plan and purpose
is in every case, our job is to simply be obedient.
God then uses our obedience in serving Him, to accomplish
Now I realize that many take a scriptural position that we
really don't have to do anything because God is going to do
it anyway. Others put the dependence on the actions of man
for God's plan to unfold. The Bible actually teaches that
it is a blending of those extreme positions where it becomes
the sovereignty of God working in conjunction with the activity
of man. As far as the issue of being lazy is concerned,
the Bible clearly tells us in many passages that it is
a sin to be lazy and nonproductive.
Don't fall into the trap of laziness.
If being lazy is an issue that you battle with, it is time
to recognize it and battle to conquer laziness just like any
other sin in our lives.
God can give you the strength to become
more active and productive in your daily life. It really is
about having focus, having goals, and having projects to complete
at all times. In other areas of your life, you have much going
on, but often the sin of laziness the Bible is speaking of
occurs in our service for
God. We have energy to do other things, but in our service
to God, we tend to slack off. My prayer is that you will be
just as energetic in serving the Lord as you are in other
areas of your life.
Make this an active productive day of service
for the Lord. He has blessings above and beyond anything
you could ever imagine if you just follow Him, love Him, and
serve Him each and every day.
Your friend and brother in Christ,
Bill Keller (used with permission)