I do a lot of things because i’m lazy.
Like writing “short hand”. Things like “lol” and “ur” and “btw” and leaving my apostrophes out of all my didnt and im and ive and theyre and youre’s.
Things like vacuuming once every two weeks cause i used to do it once or twice a day and no one cared or even noticed…and i realized it didnt actually look very different between two days and two weeks.
I’ve been watching my Grandmother when we play solitaire. And for a while i kept reminding her that her chances of winning increased if she didn’t play the cards in her hand but saved them for times when she could only move if she played one of them; last recourse style.
But of course her dementia – most of the time – doesn’t allow her to remember our conversations.
And i keep watching her play out every card from her hand whenever she can….and she loses every time. Why? Because the cards come up later from what’s dealt on the table that could have been played had she not played that card from her hand.
This reminds me of that part in history where Abraham couldn’t have kids with his wife….
He played what was in his hand….
Wow. The story TOTALLY changed – even to this day, because Abraham and Sarah played the cards in their hand rather than what was dealt to them on the table.
DEAL WITH WHAT GODS GIVEN YOU FIRST!
And use the gifts and talents He’s given you alongside the strength and faith He provides.
Don’t try and solve it all!!!
Don’t try to fix it all with whatever/however you can.
That’s how your marriage falls apart.
Thats how you cheat on your spouse.
Thats how you end up lying
That’s how you lose your job
How you lose your friendships…
I realize that i am lazy because i too tend to do that.
One thing i’m struggling with right now – (have been but getting better in some ways) –
Praying is hard for me.
Its much easier to say “o Lord! You know all things! You know that i love you!!” Like Peter did; then to be like David and fast, pray, and weep….
“While the child was still alive, i fasted and wept. I thought, ‘Who knows? The Lord may be gracious to me and let the child live.’
Do we pray for the unsaved like that?
When our friends are going through rough times or things they’d like to be blessed do we pray like that?
I find myself saying “i’ll pray” and throwing up a quick prayer so i can keep my word and also be done with it too.
“God you know what they need – please Lord help them….”
“Lord you know how terrible i am at prayer – Jesus intercede for them!….”
…”Lord….give me strength to grow against the grain of my own selfishness and laziness. Only you alone can see my heart and give me the life and the faith and the grace that you alone possess. Strengthen me in my inner being so that i may follow you alone in all wisdom and godliness,”
…my eyes fade in my laziness…
If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.