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Weekly Wisdom: Couch potato, Who Me

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The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour. He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.

Proverbs 21:25-26
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Proverbs 21 warns us about becoming complacent and urges us to reflect on our lives and identify areas where we may fall into this trap. The Bible also shows us a way to change. Here are three lessons regarding laziness.

Don't let it consume you: Just as wealth can overpower one’s life, so can laziness. The Bible cautions against succumbing to idleness–refusing to work, lacking initiative, and making excuses. complete inaction can lead to ruin. The solution? Embrace diligence and unwavering commitment in everything you do, knowing your actions can transform your life and others.

Beware of selective laziness: Like selective sluggers who excel in some areas but not others, we, too, can neglect important aspects of our lives. We must balance our efforts across work, family, spirituality, and personal growth. Avoid compartmentalizing your life, and give your best to every area.

Discover the cure. If you see traces of laziness in you, there’s hope for transformation. It begins with a commitment to God, dedicating your efforts to His glory. Hold yourself accountable by setting clear goals, sharing them with a trusted friend, and maintaining discipline in your daily routine. Cultivate gratitude and generosity, and witness the remarkable changes in your productivity and purpose.

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Lord, thank You for being so good to us and for the challenge that Your Word brings to our hearts. You don’t want us to be lazy—You want us to be productive and sanctify Christ as Lord in our hearts. Help us to glorify You in all we do. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

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