Happy New Year guys!
It’s 2018. Wow.
Does anyone else think the years are flying by?
I mean I was 5 just yesterday.
But I guess that’s the thing about time. It doesn’t really wait for us; it just goes on and on and expects us to do what we should at the right time.
As a little girl, I couldn’t wait to become a grown up, make my own decisions, get into the university, even get married. Now life’s coming so fast I’m like “waiiittt, can we slow down a bit, I know I wanted this but chill”.
The rapidness of my growth last year, made life really dawn on me. I mean, I’ve always been growing mentally even physically ahead of my peers since I was little but last year opened up a lot to me; this is a story for another day.
One of the things I learnt last year was how time works. Time is a unique entity; its dynamics amaze me. Everything seems to be moving slowly but before you know it, time has flown past, and you’re wondering why it didn’t tell you first.
The only time you really have is this “slowly passing” time which is now.
The title of this post should have been “Lazy“, “Laziness” or something related but what actually brought about this post was the word “barren“. When I thought of it, my creative juices started to bubble.
We definitely have experienced barrenness in various areas and aspects of our lives.
Many things are responsible for unfruitfulness and barrenness but one of the major causes is Laziness.
Proverbs 24 (AMP)
30:I went by the field of the lazy man, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;
31:And, behold, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles were covering its face, and its stone wall was broken down.
32:Then I beheld and considered it well; I looked and received instruction.
33:Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep—
34:So shall your poverty come as a robber, and your want as an armed man.
Barrenness is the property of not supporting life. And growth is the proof of life so wherever there’s no growth, there’s unfruitfulness (barrenness) then there’s death.
Barrenness and laziness go hand in hand. When you refuse to work with what you have, there’s bound to be unfruitfulness.
Whatever you do not engage will not produce fruits.
Even biological barrenness is mostly due to damage to fallopian tube or uterus which incapacitates them and causes them not to work.
No matter how beautiful a seed is in the hands of a farmer, it won’t produce food for him if it remains there; it has to be put to work.
Jesus told a parable of a rich man who gave different talents to his workers according to their abilities and traveled.
The servant who was given just one talent, didn’t put it to work, instead he buried it.
The master gave them talents according to their abilities. The laziness and slothfulness of this last servant only goes out to prove that he wouldn’t have handled more better.
Stop complaining about how little you have and put it to work.
If you can’t handle that little, what makes you think you will be able to handle more.
Nobody has empty hands; there’s always something.
Pull the trigger at laziness and you won’t need to pull another trigger at barrenness.
Proverbs 10 (NIV)
4:Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.
5:He who gathers crops in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.