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Lazy Days And Mondays

Posted: Sunday, February 7

Pastor Stephanie Humpa // Care Ministries Pastor

Pastor Stephanie Humpa // Care Ministries Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Exodus 26:1-27:21
Matthew 25:1-30
Psalm 31:1-8
Proverbs 8:1-11 


Verse of the day:

To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away. (Matthew 25:29)

I really enjoy lazy days. Days where I have no responsibilities and can just lounge around and relax. Now that I’m a parent those days are probably long gone, BUT if I get another day like that I will really enjoy it to the max! Even though I am completely capable of working, I could choose to make every day a lazy day—I could just stay home in my pj’s, watch tv, and eat Cheetos. What would happen though? My work at the church would go undone, my house would become a mess, laundry wouldn’t get washed, food wouldn’t be cooked, and my talents would be wasted because of my laziness. 



The same can be true with our potential to work for the Kingdom of God. Sometimes we get lazy and don’t want to use to gifts that God has given us. We tell ourselves that we deserve a break, or that someone else will pick up our slack, or that maybe later when we are less busy we can use the gifts that God has given us. The problem is God created us to work; He didn’t create us to be couch potatoes every day.  When we give ourselves permission to not work it’s very hard to regain the motivation to use the gifts that God has given us. 



In this parable fear prevented the servant from using the talents that the master had given him and when the master returned to see what he had done with what he was entrusted he calls him a “wicked, and lazy servant” (vs 26). God is going to return to see what we have done with what He has entrusted us with. If you find that you have not been using the gifts that He has given you don’t make excuses, and don’t allow fear to prevent you from being faithful. God has entrusted you with your unique gifts to do a unique work that He has just for you!