While some individuals will be making last second New Year’s resolutions, there is an invisible obstacle that tends to sneak up on the unassuming. Commercials such as “you deserve a break today” feed into this mindset. Thus, if you let your guard down, become complacent or careless, a day of laziness can be the beginning of the end of your dreams.
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied, Proverbs 13:4.
As I reflect upon what is left of 2015, I’m ashamed to say that I’ve been a victim of days of laziness. Somewhere along the way, a laissez-faire spirit entered my body. Sleeping in here and a lack of discipline there has resulted in a luck luster year. Before I could mount a comeback, compromise has stalled my momentum, leaving sorrow and pain in my heart.
The desire of the sluggard kills him, for his hands refuse to labor, Proverbs 21:25.
Unfortunately, my spiritual state is like a lukewarm bottle of water on a sunny spring day. Poor decisions on days of laziness have led me to a tattered soul. There is no one else to blame but me. The only blessing is that tomorrow is another day filled with God’s mercy, forgiveness and grace. Therefore, I press on, hoping to avoid days of laziness in 2016 so I can begin to take hold of that which God has prepared for me in advance to do.
by Jay Mankus