You’ll note that all the “things” that I admit to being lazy about….are ALL “home-projects.” I cannot stand to do anything around the house. But, at the office… I’ll climb up on the roof in a skinny minute and do something that I know is dangerous, and think nothing about it. I don’t do that, now, because I suddenly am not lazy…nope… I do it because I like the “dangerous challenge.” I know, at age 75, I shouldn’t be climbing up on a two-story roof. So, I’m not only, admittedly, LAZY…. I am also, tight with my money, and like to live dangerously (so I’m crazy too).
We Americans, have become too dependent on “the other guy” doing it. We have that type of attitude, not only, at home, but at work. We don’t think twice about “letting the other guy do it.” And, it’s not “just because” we are LAZY, we also “don’t play fair” all the time…. Or work fair. And, when it gets to the bottom line, someday, sometime, it will catch up with us, and our career will take a “down-turn.”
Being lazy, if you can afford to pay someone else to do what you could do yourself, is not bad within itself, but not always healthy; as in getting fat and lazy. On the other hand… not carrying “your-load” (or fair share), at the work place; is not only “not fair,” it is representative of a guy who is always looking for the “short-way-out.” He is the kind of guy who will not have your back when the “tough gets going.” Don’t ever depend on that kind of co-worker, as he will leave you stranded. Surround yourself, if at all possible with those co-workers who protect each other, work for mutual benefit, are genuine, and also one who “plays by the rules.” The LAZY guy, at work, is not one who you want to “hang your star on.”
Rather it be at work, social or sporting events, family matters, or matters of the soul….play by the rules. 2nd Timothy 2:5 tells us: Whoever enters an athletic competition wins the prize only when playing by the rules. Philippians 2:3 – Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. 1 Peter 1:13-16– Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”
Photo Credit: 123rf.com