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?
May 8, 2021
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May 7, 2021
“Exhaustion is the enemy of intimacy. Only as you care for yourself do you have a healthy self to give away.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – May 7, 2021 Then Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up. “There’s a young boy here with five barley loaves and two fish. But what good is [...]
May 6, 2021
“Our movement needs an aim and a destination.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – May 6th, 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. Oh that you had paid attention to my [...]