(Pro 6:9 KJV) How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?
Today I did not read this as one who is a traditional “sluggard” (6102). I got up and went to work. I worked extra jobs. I changed diapers and did laundry. When the kids needed to be somewhere I did not take a nap and tell them to walk. I am not lazy in that way. Yet this verse is poking me where it gets irritating.
I find that there are certain things I avoid like the plague. It is like two positive ends of a magnet approaching each other and veering off course. I don’t even want to look at certain projects. So I get “tired” and take a nap. When I wake up there is no time left. I have a million excuses and use all of them.
God is not done developing me yet. That gets very uncomfortable when I am faced with something I don’t know how to do. The current issue is a lawn mower that won’t start. My traditional approach would be to junk it and buy a new one but prices have gone up so much in the last two years I am not willing to do that. I also had a guy who would fix them for a reasonable price but he retired and everywhere else wants more than I paid for my last one new.
So? Maybe it is time to grow up and accept the challenge. The worst that could happen is I ruin the beast and have to buy a new one anyway. I can see God shaking His head at me.