How long will you stay in bed, you slacker?
When will you get up from your sleep?
A little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the arms to rest,
and your poverty will come like a robber,
your need, like a bandit.(Proverbs 6:9-11 HCSB)
Laziness is one of the biggest problem in society even in the church. We leave in a time where people want the government to solve all their problem without them having to do anything, am not saying that the government should not do anything but am saying that the government has it’s role and you still have your role to play. One of the things which pain me is that even Christians are known lazy to work or study in the name of faith or believing for a miracle, I fully believe in miracles but miracles are not a substitute for hard labour. God bless the work of your hands.
One of the things I used to tell people in my younger days is that God gave Abraham a blessing but he didn’t tell him to go and make a farm, you can have all the blessings in this world but if you don’t use your hands and time in the most profitable way, you won’t end up in a good place. I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.(Ecclesiastes 9:11).
No matter how much you pray or fast if you spend all or most of your time watching drama, series, sports or movies just know that proverbs 6:11 is coming your way “. He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand:but the hand of the diligent maketh rich. He that gathereth in summer is a wise son:but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.(Proverbs 10:4-5). If you sleep or play during the time you are supposed to work you will die poor no matter the amount of prayer you will make or receive.
It is wisdom to work, no lazy person has a room in the palace of the wise nor the temple of the spiritual because work is for the wise and wisdom for the spiritual, He that gathereth in summer is a wise son:but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.(Proverbs 10:5), The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity:there is none that doeth good.(Psalms 53:1).
Make it a point to break out of all tendencies of laziness, you can’t sleep from 8pm to 10pm and expect God to do some miracle because the Holy Spirit is here to help you not to do everything for you. But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.(John 14:26)