DAY 12: LAZINESS
Today is Day 12 of the #OolaForChristians Challenge. You are more than halfway there! Don’t give up and don’t get comfortable because your best life is just steps away. Every step you take brings you further from where you were and closer to where you want to be.
If you haven’t felt that Oo-la-la moment yet because you skipped a day (or a few days) you may be tempted to give up and try this again at another time that is more convenient or when you are less busy. The answer is no. There is no time like the present to get your OolaLife. Don’t let excuses stall you. How you do anything is how you do everything.
That leads us to the OolaBlocker for today; Laziness.
Oftentimes when we think of laziness, we picture a person sitting on the couch eating potato chips playing video games. The reality is more than that. It can be skipping or delegating our commitments. It can be making excuses for complacency. Or it can sneak into your life in the form of procrastination.
Laziness can show up in various areas of our life but today, for the Oola for Christians Challenge, we are going to focus specifically on our faith walk.
Delegating your children’s spiritual upbringing to others ( school, church, etc.. ) and not teaching or leading by example
Skipping church for the big game
Eating in front of the tv and skipping meal-time prayer
Making a New Year’s Resolution to tithe, read the Bible, join a small group, participate in community services, or attend church weekly – then throwing in the towel by February.
Day 12 - Today’s challenge is to take 20 minutes out of your day to journal your prayers. Instead of just reciting a memorized (or someone else’s) prayer, take time to write your own. When you become purposeful, intentional and consistent in your faith, you will see how everything else will fall together.
No matter how much lazy person may want something, he will never get it. A hard worker will get everything he wants.
God, thank you for sending Jesus to be a great example for me of someone who always worked hard to do what He was put on this earth to do. Help me to stay committed and focused on my purpose.