Earn Your Sleep

“How long will you lie down, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest.” (Pr 6:9-10)
 
Imagine laziness from God’s perspective. He creates you a heart that beats flawlessly day after day for decades, eyes that can see, hands that can grasp, and lungs that can flood your body with oxygen and vigor. He endows us with strength and vitality and we choose to sleep away that life.
 
Laziness is a waste of the gift of life. It is a choice to squander what He breathed into us. God’s gift is wasted because we cut corners, do things halfway, procrastinate, and don’t follow through.
 
Rest is a beautiful thing if it is earned. We rest after we work, not instead of working. Stolen rest leaves us with regret and shame. We feel bad about ourselves and rightfully so. However, if we work while there is light and give our best effort, we can enjoy rest at the end of the day having given ourselves fully to the day the Lord has given to us.
 
“The sleep of a laboring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much” (Ecclesiastes 5:12a)
 
Matt. 4:4 #Biblebites

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