Some days my laundry screams, my plot revolts, and my kitchen sink looks like a science experiment. Still, God has asked me to be diligent in the things I’m supposed to do.
But the truth is that I need to apply myself on those Garfield days. It’s okay to take a rest sometimes to refuel, but when laziness creeps in after I’m rested up, it’s time to fight that urge and get back at it.
It isn’t easy, but God rewards us when we are faithful in the things he has given us to do.
1 Corinthians 15:58 (NIV)
Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm.
Let nothing move you.
Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord,
because you know that your labor in the Lord
Is not in vain.
When we give of ourselves to do the things that God has asked of us, we are saying that we are committed to using our talents for His purpose. It isn’t always easy. In fact, lots of times it is downright difficult, but God honors our work.
Five tips to get you back on track when you are feeling lazy:
1. Call an accountability partner. This often gets me back on track.
2. Spend some time in prayer and devotions. Remembering the Savior’s sacrifice for us often puts things in perspective.
3. Work on the project that seems the least daunting or the one you like the most.
4. Create a checklist and eliminate things as they are completed. It is amazing how wonderful it can feel to check something off of your list.
5. Say ten reasons out loud for why you write. This can be inspiring. Remember back to the early days and the new enthusiasm, or a point when you were really excited.
What do you do to get back to the task when the lazy bug tempts you?