If you want to know how to overcome laziness biblically in your life, which is making you unfruitful in your spiritual life and secular life, then this post is for you, dear.
To overcome spiritual laziness in your life making you unfruitful if your ministry and other aspects of your life, you need to first understand that laziness is a sin and destructive.
When you being to understand that you won’t want anything to do with laziness as you understand that God frowns upon it as it hinders you from fulfilling your God-given purpose in life.
Knowing that will help you avoid making meaningless excuses for your laziness, which you now know that it’s a sin that leads one to waste their God-given potential and talents.
With that said, here are the 5 steps on how to overcome laziness biblically that will help stop being a lazy bone but learn to work hard with the hand and brains God has given you free of charge.
What God Says About Being Lazy?
The bible has a lot to say about laziness and doesn’t mince words when it comes to laziness which is why Proverbs 10:4 tells us a person with idle and lazy hands will come to poverty and want.
But a person with hardworking and diligent hands will bring wealth in his life and won’t come to want or be a beggar.
God expects His people to work hard and learn how to work with their hands. The Bible in 2 Thessalonians 3:10 says that those who do not work should not eat.
Work is something God wants us to enjoy because it gives us fulfillment as well as an opportunity to serve others. Just because you are at home, doesn’t mean you cannot be productive or help out in some way.
Many things might need to be done around the house or yard that could use your help rather than wasting your time watching useless T.V shows or being on social media without any reason for doing so.
To sum it up. God doesn’t want you to be a lazy person as He’s not lazy Himself. As His child, He expects you to work with the hand and brains He’s given you free of charge to develop your talents so that you can serve Him and others with your talents.
Related: 7 Major Causes Of Laziness In Many Christians Today.
5 Ways Of Overcoming Spiritual Laziness.
Below are the 5 ways that will help you overcome laziness or spiritual laziness in your life that’s making you waste your God-given potential to do great things with your life and for God.
- Realize That Laziness Is A Sin.
- Stop Loving Sleep Too Much.
- Start Doing Productive Things.
- Realize That Laziness Is Self-Destructive.
- Realize That Laziness Lead To Sinful Addictions.
1. Realize That Laziness Is A Sin.
The first thing that will help you overcome laziness in your life is to realize that laziness is a sin and God frowns upon it in many bible verses both in the old testament and the new testament.
But you may wonder why God considers laziness a sin. Well, the simple answer to that question is laziness is a sin because it hinders you from fulfilling the purpose God has for your life.
Also, laziness leads to wasted potential and talents that you would otherwise use in your life to do exploits for God and just your personal life to impact others greatly with your God-given talents.
Remember the parable of the wicked lazy servant the Lord Jesus Christ talked about in Matthews 25:30 who was cast in outer darkness and failed to utilize the talent hews given due to laziness.
Knowing that laziness might lead you to be cast in outer darkness like the unprofitable lazy servant above Jesus Christ talked about will help you keep laziness as far away as possible from your life.
2. Stop Loving Sleep Too Much.
If you are to overcome spiritual laziness or any kind of laziness making you stumble in your Christian faith, Christian life, or secular life thereby making you unfruitful in God’s kingdom and secular life, you need to stop loving sleep too much.
The bible tells us in Proverbs 24:33,34 that if you love sleep too much by folding your arms to do so, poverty and want will come into your like a robber and your wants like an armed man.
Implying that if you love sleep so much that you can’t even work with your God-given hands, you will eventually come to poverty and want both spiritually and in your secular life.
You need to understand that sleep and rest only belong to those who have already worked and tilled their lands and not lazy people who are too lazy to work with their hands.
So, if you love sleep too much, you need to stop doing so and start being an industrious person who rises early in the morning to put your hands to work so that you can be fruitful both in your spiritual and secular life.
3. Start Doing Productive Things.
If you realize that God does not want you to be lazy and that He has a purpose for your life, then start doing something productive like reading books that will help you grow spiritually.
Moreover, if you have no other plans than watching TV all day long, then perhaps it’s time for some new hobbies or activities. Maybe even something like Bible study or prayer would help.
Doing productive things in your life that put your hands and brain to work will help you overcome laziness in your life, which may be due to idleness.
You need to understand that productivity is key to being fruitful, whether in your Christian or secular life. If you are not doing productive things, you will become lazy due to making your hands idle and not making them do something.
So, you need to stop doing unproductive things like aimlessly scrolling on social media, sleeping too much, idleness, etc. to overcome laziness in your life and instead engage yourself in doing productive things that will improve your life for the better.
4. Realize That Laziness Is Self-Destructive.
Realizing that laziness just ruins your life and wastes your God-given potential or abilities will help you start avoiding laziness at all costs in your life.
You need to start realizing that Laziness does not only just affect others negatively but it also affects you negatively, too.
Laziness will cause you to miss important opportunities in life that God has blessed you with, such as good health, good jobs, success, and prosperity.
Moreover, laziness will also cause you to miss enjoying the fruit of your labor from all your hard work of your hands and brains God has given you free of charge the bible promises in Proverbs 13:4 to those who are not lazy but diligent and hard working.
Knowing the above destructiveness that laziness brings to one’s life will ensure that laziness doesn’t find any room in your life.
5. Realize That Laziness Lead To Sinful Addictions.
Last but not least, you need to realize that laziness also leads to bad and sinful additions such as drugs or substance abuse, etc. that just bring your life to ruins.
If fact, most people who are addicted to drugs are so because they are lazy and don’t have anything productive to do to keep them busy.
Due to this boredom and idleness, which is the devil’s workshop as you may be aware, most resort to doing drugs such as alcohol to cure boredom.
Suppose you are lazy enough to let yourself become addicted to drugs or alcohol. In that case, you will also let yourself become addicted to television shows or video games instead of doing something productive with your time like reading your Bible, working, or studying.
To sum it up, you will only cure the laziness disease in your life if you follow and do the above steps I have outlined for you wreaking havoc in your life and making you unproductive secularly and spiritually.
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The above 5 steps on how to overcome laziness biblically are just one of the many steps you can do in your life to defeat laziness in your life making you waste your potential or hindering you from succeeding in life. In closing, if this post was of great help to you let me know in the comments below, and don’t forget to share before you leave. Godspeed and say no to laziness.
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