An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Saturday, January 6, 2024

New Skills Needed

(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. 

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