“What was the last thing you read, heard, of saw that inspired you?”
Yesterday morning I was reading my daily S.O.A.P. (Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer) and one verse stuck out to me.
Proverbs 24: 33 & 34
“A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest– and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man.”
This verse immediately made me evaluate my days and how I spend my time. I started to realize how much I have actually been on my phone or my laptop (aside from homework or writing). My thoughts tell me I deserve to relax, even though I’ve been close to relaxed all day long. I then felt motivated to start taking action and responsibility. Action to start doing those little chores that maybe don’t need to be done right then, but if I have spare time, I should use it wisely. To busy myself with books or crafts is a current motivation; to stop telling myself, “There’s nothing to do, just shop online or get lost on someone’s Instagram page.”
I didn’t decide to quit being lazy because I’m afraid of poverty, but because I believe in following God’s words. Hard work pays off, but laziness? Nothing comes of laziness.
At first, I thought wow I’ve never been so motivated. But it makes sense. My motivation usually stems from the inspiration of Pinterest posts or the envy of someone with a body more physically fit than mine. But this time; this time, my motivation came from the Bible. How wonderful is it that His words have so much meaning! His words are my stepping stones in life–I need them to get on the correct path.
I’m so thankful for that verse. That short verse I’ve never heard until September 18th of 2018. That verse will remain on my heart. It might get forgotten for periods of time but I know the Lord will spark my memory when I need it. He knows just what I need, at all times!
So for all of you out there, reading this today, get up and go! Yes, self-care is important. But how important is it that we stay on task and keep up to pace? Don’t allow yourself to fall short; don’t give in to a simple life–a life where hard work isn’t needed. My motivation is Proverbs 33 & 34, what’s yours?