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Monday, June 25, 2012

Laziness: The Fire Breathing Dream Killer! (Read time: 59 seconds)

"One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys". Proverbs 18:9

It is amazing to see how lazy that I can be sometimes. A strong and dedicated work ethic is just not a natural inclination for a lot of people, especially those who live a life of relative comfort without having to earn it. When I read the proverb above, I was caught off guard a little. It turns out that laziness has a destructive element to it. Devastation and laziness are immediate relatives. This verse is enough to get me up off of my butt so that I am not a contributor to the destruction of my surroundings and circles of influence. I have found that laziness, if not monitored, has a sneaky way of creeping itself into a prominent place in my life especially after I have worked hard on something beforehand. The goal should not be to become a workaholic, but to have a healthy work ethic in both our individual efforts and the organizations/causes that we are associated with. When tempted to be lazy, remind yourself that giving way to lethargy takes you one step closer to wreckage (in one way or another).

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