We are in a new sermon series called “Stop Being Lazy” and it’s a doozy. When you realize how much you may not be doing due to laziness, it can feel pretty convicting. It’s not like we don’t already know this, but we have to decide what we are going to do about it. Are we actually going to stop being lazy?
Laziness says, “I don’t feel like doing something, therefore I choose not to do it.” When we do what we don’t feel like doing, it is a pretty awesome thing even though in the moment, it may not feel awesome. God had a conversation with me about how we may not do things like working out and say, “I know I have to do it, but it’s hard.” He said, “Yes, it may be hard, but it’s not impossible.” That means we can still do it. When we understand that, it becomes a matter of getting over ourselves, killing the flesh and putting it to work.
“My grace is sufficient for you. My strength is made perfect in weakness.” – 2 Corinthians 12:9
There is no power in laziness, but there is power in weakness. When we don’t do the things God has told us to do from laziness, we miss out on the power of God working in our lives. When we don’t put forth any effort or move in faith on what God has said, there’s no power flowing through our situation. But when we step out or move in faith and be obedient to God’s word, even if it feels like “I might not be good at this,” it is an opportunity for God to operate in us powerfully. It is in weakness that He makes us strong.
Knowing enough is not doing enough. Humility allows God to come in and work through us powerfully but it’s up to us to decide to not be lazy and to do what God says to do even if we don’t feel like we are good at it or strong with it or like it. His grace is sufficient enough to get us through it all.