I must be honest, lazy people make my skin crawl. I absolutely hate to see wasted opportunity and potential simply because a person refuses to put in the necessary effort. In my opinion, Laziness is a dysfunction that prevents a person from living their best life. When I think of lazy people, I think of people who are neglectful and always have an excuse for not getting the job done. So today, I want to share with you three common signs of a lazy person.
- Lazy people stay in the bed to long! Lazy people look for any excuse not to get up on time in the mornings. They love to hit the snooze button over and over again. The bible describes them in this manner in Proverbs 19:15, “Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless man goes hungry.” If you are having difficulty getting out of bed in the mornings, try placing your alarm clock on the other side of the room. In doing so you will be forced to get up to turn it off. I have found that getting out of the bed is the hardest part of getting your day started.
- Lazy people are full of excuses! One thing I know about lazy people, they are full of excuses for why they can’t put forth reasonable effort. Or why they haven’t reached their goals in life. Proverbs 22:13 states, “The sluggard says, there is a lion outside! Or I will be murdered in the streets!” In other words, they have a million reasons why they can’t do the job. Despite the fact that there are plenty of other people successfully working in the same conditions the lazy person is complaining about.
- Lazy people are all talk and no action! Lazy people can talk a good game but never produce any results. They are constantly talking about what they are going to do but when it comes time to put in some sweat equity, they are nowhere to be found. I like how Proverbs 14:23 puts it, “All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.” The lazy people I know talk BIG but produce LITTLE.
Yes, I will admit that I have a very low tolerance for lazy people. It is hard for me to actively engage a person who stays in the bed to long, is full of excuses, and talks more than they work. In conclusion, I want to leave you with the following thought. It is perfectly acceptable to take time off to relax and recharge your body spiritually, emotionally, and physically. I am a firm believer in rest and relaxation. On the other hand, when you are unproductive and start putting important things on hold, you might have a problem with laziness!