Breakfast with Solomon - Proverbs 6:6
"Go to the ant O Sluggard, observe her ways and be wise"
The sluggard is the habitually lazy person who does not put out maximum energy.
One of the dangers of foolishness is the mentality that says, “I will only try when I feel like it, or when I want to.”
This quickly becomes, “I will not put out when it is needed,” which becomes, “I cannot put out maximum effort when others are counting on me.”
The sluggard becomes a sluggard by a slow, easy-choice process.
It is important to do your best even when you don't feel like it, so that when your best is really needed, you will be able to give it.
The sluggard ends up in poverty while hoping for instant riches.
They need to watch those who work hard. They need to be around people who work hard. They need to be in a context in which the minimum is still a lot. This is the only way to speed up a person with sluggard tendencies.
Do not give in to the tendencies of laziness. The television is a big help to sluggishness. Also, it is true that attitude is the key to combating sluggishness. A willing attitude to try what those in authority tell me keeps sluggishness from more deeply affecting my life.
I find that I must fight the tendency to be sluggish. It is not enough to just be active and busy. Sluggishness is also when you spend time doing what is not the most productive use of your time; it is just the easiest or most convenient at that moment.