Why I am so lazy? Why do I say that I am simply not going to do an assignment because I just don't want to? Where does this attitude come from
I admire the man who looks at his todo list and is jazzed about checking it off, I thought I was like that but the cold blooded truth sets in when Mr. Minick assigns a work load that I'm simply uninterested in doing...But why am I not interested in working? Can't a man do anything through Christ?... Hmmm guess that shows how much faith I have... But really how can I make myself interested, jazzed even, to get up and go about my work as a student.
Or how about Spanish? Why do I look at the work to be done and already dread the work I'm going to have to put forth? WHAT THE HECK IS WRONG WITH ME? .....ok don't answer that..... But really I don't know where this lethargy comes from, it is like one of those huge axes that fall down on an unsuspecting victim in a haunted it house. It kills you... from out of nowhere.
I often respond to work by griping and complaining about how much stuff I have to do, I should go at my list with ferocity--like an angry rhino-- and conquer it but instead I spend that time complaining. So why don't I conquer my work? Why don't I attack it like a charging rhino? Is it just my personality? Was I made to be lazy? Nope, the Bible says otherwise; it says that if you don't work you don't eat and a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest and poverty will come upon you like an armed robber. So no it can't be that I was made this way. Can I blame it on sin? That would be the easiest thing to do, to blame my lazy butt on sin, this is a cop-out if I ever saw one! I am dead to sin and alive in Christ, no longer does sin control my life, so sin may contribute but it can be conquered so I wouldn't blame it entirely on sin...What is it then?
Spiritual warfare is a thing I've heard of but never really cared to know about, demons and angels sound a little too dangerous for my all but impressive frame, but it is real folks, and whether we like it or not we are in the trenches. Being lazy is right where the Devil wants me. He puts his scope at my head and goes for the kill. He wants me to want to give into the temptation to do nothing but sleep or play mindless games. He wants me to fall away from reading my Bible and praying out of my unwillingness to do anything with my life. The Devil wants nothing better than for me to sit on my rump and do nothing. Think nothing. Just mindlessly wander about my day without purpose. This makes it easier to tempt me with things that will further expand the chasm between myself and God.....
I love the fact that the Devil doesn't get it. Try as he might he will never get me for good. I belong to God and God will never let me stay down in the pits of laziness or sin but he lifts me up. Like Audio Adrenaline song Get Down "I get down, He lifts me up"--Great song check it out it's a classic.-- Silly Devil! You can't have me.
My conclusion is this: that while feeling lazy is something that happens to most everyone, we must fight it, but not by ourselves, when you get down go to the one who lifts you up....