Memorise: “The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets” (Prov 26:13)
Pastor Enoch Adeboye
Read: Proverbs 24:30-31
|“By their fruits you shall know them”. A sluggard is recognized by his fruits.
One of such is having several untreated files pending on his table. Proverbs 24:30-31 says the field of the sluggard is overtaken by weeds, thorns and nettles because of long neglect.
If visitors come to your church and you keep heaping their cards but hardly follow them up, that church is full of sluggards.
If the Lord has given you different assignments which you have not done, it is because you are a sluggard. In the same vein, if you always want others to do your work for you, your fruit shows you are a sluggard.
Students who get others to impersonate them and sit for their examinations are sluggards. They are laying their foundation on emptiness.
“The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets” (Proverbs 26:13).
Another trait of sluggards is that they are easily discouraged. They have no liver for challenges. To make it in life, you must be prepared to face diverse kinds of challenges. Expect the storms. Expect the winds and rains.
Oppositions will surely come. Sometimes, you or your project may pass through fire, yet you have to hold on. If you have not learnt to endure hardship, you cannot become the type of soldier the Lord will use for exploits.
Some people cannot complete anything they start. If they take up a job, not long after, they will quit. If they start a school or Bible college, they will not graduate. If they start a business, they will quit before long. Sometimes, it is not a spiritual problem but that of slothfulness.
If that explains your situation, the Lord will set you free today. Every spirit responsible for inability to complete whatever you have started, be paralyzed now in Jesus’ Name.
Another mark of the sluggard is that he cannot be advised. Proverbs 26:16 says, “The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason”. He thinks he knows everything.
He finds it difficult to see from other people’s view. If people find it difficult to give you advice, it shows you are a sluggard. I
f this year will deliver all your blessings that are in its kitty, you must be totally separate from laziness, idleness, procrastination and wishful thinking. Get ready for hard work. Be prepared to pray, study the Bible, worship God, win souls, and glorify God as never before.
|What is that abandoned project, file or programme? Go back and complete it! Also, ask God to help you finish every good thing you have started.|