Wednesday, March 26, 2014
The first word I found was “lazy.”
I should have simply shrugged it off because it describes exactly what I try not to be. According to my friends, I am "forever spinning," "antsy," "restless," "always on a green light," "impatient," etc.
Maybe they are right. As soon as I wake up in the morning I need to do something or I feel like a dead duck, dishonoring the loving God Who created me. I don't even take naps, unless I am strapped to the bed sick or recuperating from an illness, which is is where I am at the moment.
I believe that "lazy" has no place in the dictionary. It shouldn't even be there. How can anyone be content sitting around (or sleeping) and doing nothing? I think it is unconscionable to waste the abundance of grace that is given to us for our free use to lead productive lives.
The Bible is strewn with verses on what happens to sluggards and sloth. My favorites are those that speak of the four small wonders on earth, Proverbs 30: 24-28 (MSG):
“There are four small creatures, wisest of the wise they are—
“ants—frail as they are, get plenty of food in for the winter; marmots—vulnerable as they are, manage to arrange for rock-solid homes; locusts—leaderless insects, yet they strip the field like an army regiment; lizards—easy enough to catch, but they sneak past vigilant palace guards.”
All four tiny creatures—ants, marmots, locusts, and lizards—are anything but lazy.
Unfortunately, some bigger beings can’t be the same. Laziness, stay away!