Many of you may read the title and think, There’s NO way I’m lazy! I wake up at 6 a.m., grab a quick bite to eat, lift weights or exercise for the team, go to school, participate in an after-school activity, do my homework and then repeat the next day. There’s a good chance this schedule describes your daily activity. It is very likely that you are, indeed, busy. But, it is also very likely that you are lazy. Please don’t be offended by that. Every human – adults included – struggle with laziness. However, it is something to be aware of since Scripture doesn’t have a lot of positive things to say about laziness (Prov. 12:24, 27).
You may have your schedules filled to the brim, and you may study hard to ace every test, but do you ever complain about it? Do you ever whine about never having enough time? Do you ever grumble about having to study when you’d rather be streaming Netflix? Believe it or not, this can be a sign of laziness. Even if you accomplish the task or do the activity, if you’re complaining while doing it: that’s typically a sign of laziness. Every human complains because every human is fallen. The temptation is so common, we have Scripture encouraging us to do all things without grumbling and complaining (Phil. 2:14).
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