1 O-PPOSE STATUS QUO AND BE PRODUCTIVE INSTEAD…
“Do not be lazy but work hard. Serve the Lord with all your heart” (Rom. 12:11).
An old adage says, “Idle hands are a devil’s workshop.” We’re made to move. We’re going to do something. So doing constructive and creative activities keeps us from doing destructive and dangerous activities. School, church, sports, chores and hobbies are good, but we need to use our time well.
A boy named Tim was playing a video game when his father walked by and held out a hard clump of clay. “Weren’t you supposed to mold something out of this for school?”
“Oh, I forgot all about my art project! I’ll have to hurry and finish it.”
“Well, I’m afraid it’s too late.” replied his father. “It’s already hard.”
Tim frowned. “I really do mean to get things done,” he said. “Only I keep putting them off.”
His dad smiled and said, “I used to do that, but then I realized that I was wasting my life. Each day is a gift from God. We must use it wisely, because it will never come our way again. So, stay busy and productive.