THE SIN OF SLOTHFULNESS
Do you find yourself unable to carry out your goals? Often we make promises to ourselves with little to no follow through. Surely, all this cannot be blamed on the aged old excuse, “I don’t have the time.” When the reality is, we have more time than we care to admit to. The fact is not about how much time we have but how effective our time management skills are. Most people are not motivated, have self-control or are passionate enough to accomplish the things that would give their lives meaning. The Bible refers to lack of motivation as slothfulness. God is opposed to this behavior. The word “work” occurs in the Bible approximately 1200 times. Jesus said in Luke 10:2, “The Harvest is plentiful but the workers are few” and John 9:4 says, “Work while it is still day.
As we enrapture ourselves in the seat of comfort, life is passing us by and the urgency of life is waning. Proverbs 20:4 says, “The sluggard does not plow in the autumn; he will seek at harvest and have nothing” and Proverbs 13:4 says, “The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.” Slothfulness is a spiritual issue, even though many do not view it as such. The 1938 cartoon “Now that summer is gone”, is about a squirrel who was far more interested in gambling than he was in storing up supplies for the long winter ahead. In the dead of winter, he found himself out in the cold, penniless and alone. As summer rolls around again he is back to his old ways. Let’s not be like those who never learn their lesson and spend their anointing cleaning up their mistakes.
Like Nike, “Just Do it.” Be a finisher, a mover, a shaker and don’t rob the world of your gift. The word move means to set in motion or to move in a certain direction with continuous motion. We urge you to get moving Acts 17:28 declares, “In Him we live, move and have our being…"