Grow: Letting Go of Lazy
There is something about surviving the craziness and “good” chaos of Christmas that makes me just want to be lazy when it is all over. I don’t know if it’s my nesting instinct kicking in, but I am learning that an attitude of laziness is not what God has for me.
Here’s what the Bible says about being lazy:
These verses seem to make it pretty clear cut. We run the risk of losing everything if we don’t take care of our business. I’ve seen it happen in a very small scale…in my fridge. If I don’t take care of the food I have in there, it rots and goes to waste. So not only have I wasted food for my family, I have wasted money on that food and now have to buy more, thus taking away from something else.
So even though I have the desire to just lay around, God has given me the strength to do the things I ought. I’m not talking about working myself to the bone, but I do need to remember that spending 2 hours each night watching tv is not exactly the best use of my time.
So I’m going to start small. I’m going to give up a quarter of my usual laze around time at night and work on something that I should be doing. And I encourage you to do it with me. You don’t have to wait until the new year to begin a good habit. And based on last night, there is a great satisfaction of going to bed knowing you did some thing or things that you ought have done all along.
This year, I am letting go of a quarter of my lazy. Next year, maybe I’ll be ready for half. What about you?