Missed Opportunities: Laziness

Proverbs 22:13 NKJV
13 The lazy man says, “There is a lion outside! I shall be slain in the streets!”
A man was sent by his family to the doctor because he constantly complained of being too sick to work. The doctor examined his patient, then told him to get dressed and meet him in his office. When the man came into the office and sat down, he said,
“Give it to me straight, doc. Don’t use any complicated, fancy sounding medical terms. My family wants the truth in plain English. What’s wrong with me?
“All right,” the doctor said. “I’ll make it as plain as I can. There isn’t a thing wrong with you. You’re just lazy.”
The man sat silent for a moment, then said, “I see. Now will you give me a complicated, fancy sounding medical term I can tell my family?”
Many times opportunities come dressed as work and that being the case those who are lazy stand no chance. A lazy person is one who is unwilling to work or use their energy. The book of proverbs has a lot say about laziness. Our key verse brings out something interesting. The lazy man always is full of excuses why he cannot do what he knows he is meant to do. It is said that results and excuses can never live in the same house, you must choose one.
Another interesting verse says;
Proverbs 13:4 NKJV
4 The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich.
A lazy person will spend the whole day day dreaming about a lot of things but he will not lift a finger to get anything done. The diligent hard worker on the other hand will be made rich because his hands are busy and they are on the lookout for the next thing that needs to be done.
Are opportunities passing you by because you are lazy and full of excuses why you cannot do anything about your situation?
Remember;
Proverbs 12:24 NKJV
24 The hand of the diligent will rule, But the lazy man will be put to forced labor.
Reflections
We all experience laziness in one more areas of our life from time to time. Which is that area for you?
What are some common excuses you like giving to cover for your laziness?
What must you do to become that diligent person?