One of my own besetting sins is laziness. It’s a killer of many things. It’s a form of selfishness. Many people think it’s a lack of drive or ambition, but that’s not true. Laziness is a desire for something unproductive. Instead of doing what needs to be done, laziness makes you do what you want to do. Sometimes that’s laying around being on the phone. Sometimes it’s watching seventeen episodes on Netflix. For me, it usually is scrolling through Facebook, reading a book when I ought to be working, or before it was playing video games.
Laziness I believe is one of the besetting sins of many Christians in the past few decades. No Christian I have met hasn’t said they want to see change. But many Christians I have met want to see change but don’t want to cause change. They continue to entertain themselves and not think through the important things that God has laid out for us in His word.
Parents of the previous generations have given their children to be educated by others, never once thinking about the education of their children. They have successfully given over the arrows in their bag to an enemy. The parents feel exhausted and feel like they have to struggle just to put food on the table. But we are told to spend our lives, no save them.
I was a lazy child and a foolish one. I am in some of the financial problems I’m in, not because I spend too much, but because I never thought about saving. And if I thought about it, I didn’t see and understand it’s importance. The Bible talks all about gathering little and the slow progression of wealth. I wanted to get rich quick.
I may be wrong, but I see our lack of thinking through our future, and the future of our children and our grandchildren lazy. A wise man leaves an inheritance for his children and his children’s children. Are we thinking through the future of our families, our communities, our countries?
We often don’t because we feel overwhelmed. However, we may have a lot going on, but God has given us all the ability to learn more and seek after the wisdom from God. Let us now grow weary in doing good. Instead, let’s work diligently in patterns of thought and mind. Let’s make it a priority to seek after wisdom, and to think about the future of our families, children, and children’s children.
Don’t be lazy in your thinking. Plan hard. Think hard. And give up yourself unto the Lord to be spent.