Lazy Excuses… The sluggard says, “There is a lion in the road, a fierce lion roaming the streets!” Proverbs 26:13
Sometimes even good people need to be shaken out of their sluggish behavior. It may mean a new assignment, stricter accountability, fear of job loss, or a fresh and compelling vision. Who on your team is not doing their part? They seem to have an excuse for everything and make things much harder than necessary. They drown you in paperwork without progress. What’s needed is a policy of no excuses, just solutions.
Who does the thinking in your home and at your work? Just you? Wise leaders require others to think. Lazy thinking is stinking thinking. Engaged thinkers are creative, innovative and energetic. They challenge the process to be more efficient. Then the diligent move from thinking to doing. Otherwise you just daydream “Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap” (Ecclesiastes 11:4).
What is keeping me from getting things done? Am I overwhelmed? Am I disorganized? Am I tired and confused? Perhaps you stop and pray. Ask the Lord to show you the next right thing to do. Make a list each morning after talking to the Lord. Let Him and others help you prioritize. Do one thing well and then the next, but doing nothing is not an option. “Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth” (Proverbs 10:4).
What did I learn from the Lord in today’s Bible reading?
How will I respond?
February 25, 2021
“The Lord wants to strengthen your thinking.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – February 25, 2021 He gives power to the faint, and strengthens the powerless. Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted; but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount [...]
February 24, 2021
“The best way to help others is for our love to be wedded to their dignity.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – February 24, 2021 In humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, [...]
February 23, 2021
“Ask for help, trust Him, and listen.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – February 23, 2021 Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; ‘I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you in the way you should go. Isaiah 48:17 I can be a [...]