Week One- Laziness

I’ll be the very first to admit that I am a lazy person… when it comes to how I will spend my day. I will sleep in until all hours of the day, stay in my PJ’s if I have no plans, and watch movies. Now, I’m not saying there is anything wrong with having a lazy day- they are very much needed once in a while but if it’s becoming your lifestyle, then that’s a problem!

During my freshman year, I didn’t have as much freedom to be lazy because I had a schedule and I usually had plans for how I would spend my day. Still, I would pay minimal attention in some classes, and would end up being a minute or two late to class- simply because I wanted that extra 15 minutes of sleep and couldn’t be bothered to get up.

Those who know me know I’m a social person- and my social life is definitely not something I’m lazy in! I need to learn to make priorities and get over my laziness so I can do something useful with my day- and my life!

{I am in no way using my blog to preach at people- I’m simply using it as a way to keep myself accountable and so that you can join me in my journey of transforming areas in my life}

I looked up a couple of verses about laziness in the bible and picked out these two as my verses for the week:

Proverbs 13:4 ~ The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied. (ESV)

This verse says that we can want something desperately- such as a good grade in a class, better relationships, a job promotion (or just a job!) but if we are not willing to work for it- we aren’t going to get it. However if we are diligent- NOT lazy, and putting effort in, with God’s help we can gain those things we crave so much!

Colossians 3:23 ~ Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.

The Proverbs verse says that we need to actually be willing to work for the things we want- but this verse in Colossians reminds us that everything we do- we do for God. When we are at work or school and tempted to start slacking off, we need to remember that God has given us the ability to work so we need toΒ work heartily and do our best for Him.

This week, I am resolving to begin overcoming my laziness and so to do this- my goals are:

  • Set my alarm for no later than 9am every morning.
  • Make my bed and tidy my room straight away
  • Get completely ready for the day by breakfast
  • Take a walk in the morning if the weather is behaving
  • Limit myself to a max of one movie a day- but aiming for none.

 

I know I’ve got this πŸ™‚ These goals are simple and are the beginning for what I hope to be a change in my lifestyle. No more lazy day- every day πŸ™‚

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