Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless go hungry.
The lazy go broke, get fat, grow old too fast, constantly battle illness, and enter a deep sleep that they may never wake from in this level of existence. God does not condone laziness. He can’t make sense of a person that is slow to change, slow to work, slow to move, slow to act, slow to do much of anything but lay around looking at the sky, the ground, the TV, the computer, their twiddling thumbs, or other folks doing what their supposed to be doing— and what the lazy person should be doing.
Fighting Weight and/or Disease
We make excuses because of health issues like diabetes and heart disease; musculoskeletal, neurological, and autoimmune diseases, etc. These issues should be our motivation to change our food, exercise several days a week, take vitamins and supplements, get rest, get a trainer or counselor (or both).
I don’t know about you, but it’s not in my plans to become disabled and die because I gave into a disease rather than do everything in my power to fight it. There are days that my body is in so much pain that I cry. But I know that doing nothing will get me nothing. If I want more then I must do more. Little by little, with God’s grace and mercy, I will bring change to my mind and body.
God says to resist, fight back, and trust in Him. So I will and I am. How about you?
Overeating and Poor Diet
If your weight is mostly due to your diet, then stop making excuses as you chow down on that fast food, processed junk, and empty caloric meal. Get up, get your body moving with cardio and resistance training. You don’t need a gym you can start with your body weight. So don’t make the excuse, “I need a gym membership” or “My gym is closed due to COVID-19”. Workout in your den, living room, bedroom, backyard, front yard, driveway, balcony, porch, patio, or hallway.
Reduce your food and caloric intake, and increase your water and fresh produce. Choose fresh and natural over artificial and processed. Start swapping animal protein for vegetable protein. Make sure you have plenty of fiber. We’re rarely protein deficient; we’re mostly fiber deficient. Don’t believe me? Go to the grocery store or Walmart and tell me do you see more products for fiber, laxatives and other bowel products, or do you see more supplements for protein-deficiency.
Reclaim your diet by putting in your body the healthy things God blessed this earth for you to consume. Then get your body active so it can fuel, protect, and heal you.
Stop being lazy about your body, health, and life. God gifted these things to you. How have you been choosing to thank Him and show Your appreciation? How are you demonstrating your stewardship of the things He has loaned to you?
Show God that you are grateful for your life, your limbs, your beating heart, and your organs (even if some aren’t functioning properly). Show God that you respect your temple—His temple.
Your Love Life
Father I pray to remain active, focused, determined, and constantly moving in the direction that you are guiding me. Let me sleep long enough to be reenergized but not too long that I become lethargic. Let me eat food for fuel and not to ignorantly attempt to fill a void, that only You can satisfy.
The hours that I waste sleeping or being unproductive are the hours that are taken from me when I need to work closely with You, help others, earn a living for my necessities, and save for the luxuries and experiences that I seek.