“The lazy person claims, “There’s a lion on the road! Yes, I’m sure there’s a lion out there!”” Proverbs 26:13 NLT
A reason, an excuse, or an escape? Only you know for sure.
There is a park near our house where I walk the dog every morning. And in almost 1,000 days, one time, there was a coyote in the park. It was dark, we saw it briefly, and it moved on quickly. If I were to now say, I can’t go in the park, there might be a coyote, it would be a true statement. There would be a thousand to one odds against it, but it could be true. If I were to let that idea influence my decision, I would miss out. Besides getting some exercise, I would have missed starry and moon filled skies, beautiful sunrises, fall leaves and glistening snow. Even now those memories warm my heart.
It might sound too simple, but you do what you want to do. You make time for what is important to you. If you don’t want to do something, you can rationalize anything. Craig Groeschel said it this way: “if it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you will find an excuse.” Like with my coyote story, there could even be an element of truth in your excuse.
The lazy person claims, “There’s a lion on the road! Yes, I’m sure there’s a lion out there!” This Proverbs doesn’t speak of the liar, but the lazy. There could be a lion, unlikely, but there could be.
Is there something that you are holding back on doing that you know you probably should? What aren’t you doing it? Is it a reason, an excuse, or an escape. Only you know for sure.
This week, don’t be lazy, do the next right thing.
In His Hands,