“I walked by the field of a lazy person, the vineyard of one with no common sense. I saw that it was overgrown with nettles. It was covered with weeds, and its walls were broken down. Then, as I looked and thought about it, I learned this lesson: A little extra sleep, a little more slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest—then poverty will pounce on you like a bandit; scarcity will attack you like an armed robber.”
Proverbs 24:30-34 (NLT)
It has been said that laziness is a killer: fight it with all you have. Laziness breeds disappointment, disappointment breeds hopelessness, hopelessness breeds depression, and depression robs you of your motivation, which in turn breeds more laziness. It is a cycle of death and destruction. A close cousin to laziness is procrastination. We put off till tomorrow so many things. We say we’re going to get around to this and we’re filled with good intentions. But good intentions have never accomplished anything. I saw a sign the other day that read, “I would be unstoppable if I could just get started.” Got a question for you. What are those things that you’ve been putting off and you have been too lazy to do? Get ready, get set, go. Get intentional! Throw out the excuses about why you can’t do it and determine today to be determined that you will accomplish the goal.