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Laziness

Discussion in 'General Struggles' started by Homie, Jan 26, 2003.

  1. Homie

    Homie Gods servant

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    I'm am struggling with laziness. I am so lazy that it probably constitutes a sin. I am not kidding, it is effecting my life. My schoolwork ( I used to be quite good), my social life (I hardly bother to go out), my spiritual life (not much bible reading, prayer, or christian fellowship), my health (I don't work out or keep a good eating habit, my body is decaying, I used to be quite good looking).

    So I ask that you please post scriptures regarding laziness, I know there are plenty. Scriptures of the positive effects of hard work and the negative effects of laziness to get me motivated. Thanks for your help brothers and sisters :)

    (It just occured to me: I am opening a thread for people to find me scriptures because I am too lazy to find them myself :sigh: )
     
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  2. Athlon4all

    Athlon4all I'm offline indefintely

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    I would really encourage you to get into the word now. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. Some verses in the NKJV regarding laziness include:

    Titus 1:12-13: "One of them [not true elders, see v10-11], a prophet of their own, said "Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons." This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply that they may be sound in the faith"

    There's some more in Proverbs, but how about you look them up in a NKJV concordance (the old KJV doesn't usually use the word lazy)
     
  3. OracleX

    OracleX Healer of Broken Hearts

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    Here are a few passages, most are from Proverbs - it speaks a great deal to laziness.  Some of them are very similar to each other but the amount that it speaks against laziness says something.  All passages in NASB.

    Proverbs 6:6, 9  "Go to the ant, O sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise ... How long will you lie down, O sluggard?  When will you arise from your sleep?"

    Proverbs 10:4  "Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, But the hand of the diligent makes rich."

    Proverbs 13:4  "The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, But the soul of the diligent is made fat."

    Proverbs 15:19  "The way of the lazy is as a hedge of thorns, But the path of the upright is a highway."

    Proverbs 19:15, 24  "Laziness casts into a deep sleep, And an idle man will suffer hunger .... The sluggard buries his hand in the dish, But will not even bring it back to his mouth."

    Proverbs 20:4  "The sluggard does not plow after the autumn, So he begs during the harvest and has nothing."

    Proverbs 26:14-16  "As the door turns on its hinges, So does the sluggard on his bed.  The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; He is weary of bringing it to his mouth again.  The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes Than seven men who can give a discreet answer."

    Ecclesiastes 10:18  "Through indolence the rafters sag, and through slackness the house leaks."

    Matthew 25:26-27  "But his master answered and said to him, 'You wicked, lazy slave, you knew that I reap where I did not sow and gather where I scattered no seed. 'Then you ought to have put my money in the bank, and on my arrival I would have received my money back with interest."

    Hebrews 6:10-12  "For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having  ministered and in still ministering to the saints. And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope until the end, so that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises."

     
     
  4. Homie

    Homie Gods servant

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    Thank you for the inspiring verses brothers :) I better get to work (essay is due today ;)) I also worked out today, it was hard but satisfying.
     
  5. Amy

    Amy Quiet Kitty

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    Dear Homie,

    First of, I want to say that you have noticed that something is wrong, and you started working on it. Believe me, it's a lot. You're on the right track!

    Now, as a form of encouragement, I will tell you about one person fallen into the sin of laziness so completely that it is now what seems to be ruling his life. See what laziness can do to you. You don't want to get there.

    This man started buying paper plates because he is too lazy to wash his dishes. But then, he is also too lazy to throw the used paper plates away, so they are scattered around the house. His once-nice 5-bedroom house now looks like a dumpster: stuff cluttered everywhere, dirty laundry and all kinds of garbage on the floor, etc., etc. He is too lazy to even open his mail! I'm not kidding you. Mail gets stacked everywhere, and if he does bring himself up to open what looks important, empty envelopes go flying on the floor: taking a few steps to the trashcan is just too much for this slob. I can go on and on. This man is a Christian. Sad, isn't it?

     
     
  6. Homie

    Homie Gods servant

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    No that does not sound promising Amy. Thx for the motivation all, I have post-Its on my desk and computer with the verses you gave me, so that when I am doing something unproductive on my computer I'll see the post-Its and hopefully be motivated to work instead.
     
  7. * kittie *

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    ay...i think i should get into this thread. i'm seriously having major gaming addictions semester. :D test? what test? :sorry: :D
     
  8. OracleX

    OracleX Healer of Broken Hearts

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    I hear ya blue! I am finally by God's grace making progress with my gaming addiction. It caused many problems in my marriage, my education, my family and even my career. I have played games all my life and it has been the hardest thing for me to break. Thank God we have a mighty Savior!

    I will keep you in my prayers.
     
  9. Ryder

    Ryder Whatever was the deplorable word

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    Gaming addictions? , Yeah, I got that problem BIGTIME. I don't know how to change my desire to play, so I just keep oppertunities to a minimum. It's discouraging though, the desire doesn't appear to subside.
     
  10. OracleX

    OracleX Healer of Broken Hearts

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    Replace games with something else. Spend time in this forum or pickup another hobby. I was misrible (sp) when I tried to quit. I think that now I am finally able to play when I am able and not every moment that I can steal.

    I have ended spending a lot more time with my family and started to read again. Cracking open a bunch of my favorite books from Bible college and getting back into some of my old passions. It has been a great response too! The further I have got from games the more passionate I have been for God and the more I feel Gods leading. Not only that but the tension in the home is way down and I have time to talk to that person called my wife :) I have all but stopped playing games with the exception of one which I play with a friend every once in a while. I don't play on my own anymore.

    I pray that God will help you in this struggle. It is a hard one. But when He gives you the victory, it is sweet indeed!
     
  11. Ryder

    Ryder Whatever was the deplorable word

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    It's hard being an obsesive-compulsive. I think that's what I must be... A little revelation I've been having. I agree alot with what you said about not playing alone. That is the main thing I'm trying to quit! And it's the biggest waste within a waste, so to speak. Just sitting and playing against the computer.
     
  12. Amy

    Amy Quiet Kitty

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    I think reading a good book can help against gaming addiction. Get a book of your favorite genre, or, if you don't really know what genre you like the most, take some time to find out. And then - get lost in the book! :)
     
  13. Caedmon

    Caedmon kawaii Supporter

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    LOL! :D

    Awww, come on! I just have to get the final armor and tech attack for my character! REALLY!!!!!

    Dang, I don't know if I'm suffering from laziness or what, but I have been EXTREMELY unmotivated to do stuff for school, and I'm finally in a major that I love!!! It's totally ludicrous. I am recovering from a terrible run of semesters where I was unhappy with what I was doing, and I am so submersed in this habit of not wanting to have anything to do with schoolwork, I'm afraid it will start affecting my grades. Help! I don't want this same old sad story to repeat itself, not when I'm finally enjoying the area that I'm in. :sigh:
     
  14. DaveKerwin

    DaveKerwin Represent the Most High

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    sup homie, get involved in a christian accountability group.

    also, make small committments and follow through with them. This will help establish non-lazy patterns.
     
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