Thursday, November 4, 2010


Hebrews 11:6 says, “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”

The word diligently struck a chord in me recently while listening to a sermon that used this verse. I began to peruse through the Bible later to find scriptures with this word used in it. I came across one that literally felt like it came off the page at me.

(Bel Air Split)
(Bel Air, MD)
 Proverbs 12:27 - "Lazy people don’t even cook the game they catch, but the diligent make use of everything they find."

Why this one? The reason this verse was highlighted in my mind was because of the moments in my life that have proven me to be lazy. How ironic it was this morning for me to read this from Seth Godin’s blog entitled “Laziness”…where he described laziness in today’s world as something much different than ‘physical’ labor. In today’s world, we are becoming more and more fearful of taking that leap of faith due to the emotional labor you will have to expend.

(Deer Creek Methodist Church)
(Forest Hill, MD)
Dreams are so much fun (in most cases).

We sometimes dream of…
* a better job
* living in a different place
* having a better marriage
* having a closer relationship with Christ
* taking a leap of faith

…but before we ever consider actually taking one step toward doing something about it, we bury those dreams - fearful of the emotional toll we know it will have on us. Really doing something to fulfill our dreams might cost us control…security…a few friends…and for those reasons, we become lazy.

True dreamers do something about what they have ‘caught.’ True dreamers act with diligence upon what they see through spiritual eyes.

(Inner Harbor)
(Baltimore City, MD)
Evaluate who you are today. Have you become emotionally lazy with your dreams, fearing what it will cost you?  Remember, God cursed the servant who went out and buried his talent. The other two were given double in return because they weren’t lazy with what God gave them. 

What are you doing with your dream today?

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