Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Don't Allow Laziness to Creep Up On You

God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. 11We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure. 12We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised. ~Hebrews 6:10-12

I have not posted in a long while. I guess my "excuse" would be that I have been on the road, traveling. It doesn't matter that I have had computer access at each of my destination and that I have had plenty of time to pause, read the Bible and write something up; I will be sticking to my pseudo-reason for why I have not posted anything in over a two weeks.

Now, here is the bad part about this whole situation. When I don't post it also means that I am not reading the Bible. This site and my posting is my way of keeping myself honest about staying in communion with God. Before I post something I usually read; I pray; I reflect on what I have read; I talk to God about what I have read; and when I finally think that I get it, I post an entry. To sum it all up, I have been off in lala-land for the past two weeks.

Now what is the real reason that I have not been posting anything lately? Drum roll please ... LAZY! That is a nasty four-letter-word that I try to avoid, but somehow it sneaks its way back into my life. Exceeding normalcy is about exceeding daily in even the small tasks in life; however, that cannot be accomplished if we allow ourselves to be lazy and complacent.
How easy is it to sit in front of the television and not do anything? It is too easy; trust me, I know it. However because God wants more for us and because He wants to bless us for helping His people (I believe that means believers non-believers alike), He tells us not to be lazy. If we remain in such an inactive state we will never accomplish anything for God let alone our selves.

Not only are we to take action but we are also to remain "diligent to the very end." This is where that consistency comes in, and of course, is another area that I struggle with in my personal life. Nevertheless, it is what we are called to do if we want spiritual success. I have no doubt that God will let that spiritual success overflow into our everyday lives through the gratification of fulling our life's purpose.
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