This is day 14 of our 21 Days of Prayer, Fasting, and Personal Devotion. The first day was on Sunday, March 26th and we will celebrate on the last day, Easter Sunday, April 16th.
Proverbs 10:4 Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, But the hand of the diligent makes rich.
One of the words for Revival Life Church for 2017 was “Live Less Lazy.” That is part of our goal to live life out of purpose instead out of convenience. Laziness is not just sitting idle or being messy or being unproductive.
Being lazy in this context speaks to the tendency to allow outside influences dictate our behavior instead of allowing value decisions to set the course of our lives. If you don’t set your priorities other people will and they rarely do so with your best interest in mind. But how could they? They don’t know what God has spoken to you or what you have decided will be the guideposts of your life. And they never will unless you decide what those guideposts are and live with them in mind.
Living less lazy means working during work time. It also means scheduling rest time and protecting that time to rest and recover. Living less lazy means having honest conversations with mentors to determine what the next season of your life should look like and setting a plan in action to see that come to pass.
Living less lazy means taking responsibility for the spiritual well being of the people in your life, telling them about the hope you have in Jesus, and then inviting them to join you on the journey.
One glance at your bank transactions and how you have spent your time over the last month concretely shows where your priorities are.
Are these the priorities your life is supposed to be? Are you fulfilling your purpose with how you have arranged your time, money, and other resources? What steps can you make today to get these things into better alignment with your purpose and break the laziness patterns? Go do that today.