Saturday, April 25, 2009

Are You a Slacker?

You might be a slacker (or, sluggard) if:
  • You make excuses and avoid responsibility (Pr 26:13)
  • You have difficulty finishing simple tasks (Pr 19:24; 26:15)
  • You don't work at the appropriate time (Pr 20:4; 24:30-34)
  • You sleep a lot (Pr 26:14)
  • You are a know it all (Pr 26:16)
As you can see, you don't have to be a young man, living at home, listening to music, watching movies and playing video games all day to be a slacker. You simply have to be lazy and avoid your God given responsibilities.

Take a moment today and ask yourself, "What roles and responsibilities has God given me?" Then ask yourself, "Am I doing my best to accomplish the work God has given me or am I avoiding it?"

Don't be a slacker! It is not safe and it is not wise. (Pr 21:25; 24:30-34). Don't forget, God blesses diligent hard workers (Pr10:4; 12:24).

In Christ
Pastor Mike

Resource for further study: Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations