Today is my 4th anniversary in WordPress.com as blogger. I wonder what to write since it’s been ages since the last time I write an article, like a good piece. My class schedule have quite few vacancies. I asked God, “What do you want me to do today Lord? Or What do you want me to learn from You? I want to hear Your instruction.” After couples of browsing on the internet I found this video.
…then boom! O-k, so this is the thing You want to remind me today Lord. I knew it. The short film’s entitled “Lazy Christians.” Yes, I am a Christian, and I am sometimes lazy…or to honestly confess, oftentimes these days within this month at work, towards my classes, waking up, or jumping off to bed to sleep late. Usually I am hardworking, but not workaholic. But, these days is so hard for me, it’s hard to pull myself. It’s like I was building others spirit up, but I forgot my own.
As a matter of fact, I arrived late in the office today because I arrived very late to my dental appointment. And you’re right, this was due to my waking habit. The man in the video is an exaggerated version of me. As a defense mechanism, I blamed it on the circumstance the night before, or I keep telling myself, I have worked a lot, did a lot that deserves a break. Many people thought I am righteous, but deep inside I knew I was not good enough. I have weaknesses as much as you do have; I fall short of the glory of God. And with this, I am really humbled.
I finished reading the book of Matthew today, an hour ago. I remembered the parable of the ten virgins. Five wise and five foolish. What made the foolish more foolish is that they are sluggard/ idle/lazy. In the story, the bridegroom left them behind and did not let them in. I don’t want that to happen to me, do you? When I arrived in the dental clinic at 12:00 noon today, I expected to be served right, but I was wrong. They told me, you’re late, we need to have our lunch break. It felt bad since I need to wait for 1 hour and informed our manager that I’ll be late at work. I am not ashamed to admit this. And, I repented. I thought I was doing the right thing, but after I reaped the consequence, I learned my lesson.
At dawn today, I dreamed of me on the crossroads. Of wanting to save time and energy, I ride on the cab which I thought I could do a short-cut, but on my dismay, it was the other way around. Nevertheless, it was a long cut, not a short-cut, at all. The road is longer than the other and I was delayed.
I just realized that dream and the incident that happened to me in the afternoon is a kind of warning and reminder from God, though I didn’t know that dream is intended to be realized today. How many of us are thinking we’re doing wise decisions, but actually were heading to our downfall due to our reckless, selfish, greedy, sluggish and foolish ways?
Proverbs 6:6-11 —The Folly of Indolence
6 Go to the ant, you sluggard!
Consider her ways and be wise,
7 Which, having no captain,
Overseer or ruler,
8 Provides her supplies in the summer,
And gathers her food in the harvest.
9 How long will you slumber, O sluggard?
When will you rise from your sleep?
10 A little sleep, a little slumber,
A little folding of the hands to sleep—
11 So shall your poverty come on you like a prowler,
And your need like an armed man.
To end up, I’m giving back to God all the glory and honor, praises and adoration for allowing me to continue working with Him here in this platform of WordPress.com as His mouthpiece in whatever He intends for the expansion of His kingdom, since my humble beginning here four years ago is so freshly reminisce. Thank you Lord.
To God be the glory!