Have you ever met a man who considered himself a poor driver? Probably not. All men consider themselves good drivers. Likewise, have you ever met anyone who admitted to being lazy? I’ve known very few, if any, who would describe themselves this way. Yet we all know the world contains many bad drivers and many lazy people.
The problem with a lazy person is they always believe their lack of motivation is caused by some external force which lies beyond their control. They delude themselves with the belief that if their circumstances were only different then they would produce something. The Bible says the sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men that give a sensible answer. In other words he sees his laziness as justifiable behavior given his difficult circumstances.
The truth is, there are lazy people, and we’re all tempted to be slothful at times. That’s why recognizing laziness, admitting to it, and overcoming it is such a big part of redeeming the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.