“Escaping Laziness.” By: Melodie Rose Jordan. 

Laziness. One of the most dangerous attributes that is growing by the minute. Many people are becoming so reliant on technology, it’s more convenient to have a machine do the work instead of us. Also, Netflix is pretty cool, but I went through a time where I would spend 8-10 hours a day just laying around on sofa with my cup of cherry Dr. Pepper on one side, and my Lay’s sour cream and onion on the other, binge eating and watching my favorite show. I was wasting so much time with myself, instead of wasting time with God. Many of you may not know my story with my weight. I weighed at 160 pounds and I was only 20 at the time. I drank between 5-6 cups of sweet tea or soda a day. I ate pretty much the whole day, meal after meal, snack after snack. I didn’t realize I was becoming a slave to my unhealthy habits and I found the laziness, comfortable. Have any of you dealt with this? 

“Lazy people don’t even cook the game they catch, but the diligent make use of everything they find.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭12:27‬ 

This verse can relate to this century now so much. You know that there are fast food chains on every block in town. I pass by about 6 of them just on my way to work (I only live 5 minutes, by the way.) When i was consumed with my unhealthy eating habits, I ate at McDonald’s about 4 times a week. I know, right? Insane. I just grew to the satisfaction that my food was being made for me and it was convenient. Sin is this. When people or things make us feel good for only a moment, we crave it. Just like I craved that lifestyle. It was slowly killing me. I knew what it was doing not only to my pant size, but my spirit. I was slipping away from building my health and body for Christ. 

 “She carefully watches everything in her household and suffers nothing from laziness.” Proverbs‬ ‭31:27‬ ‭

It’s been seven months now that I decided to change. I decided to quit that lifestyle. I am now sitting at a healthy 140 pounds. I have grown to love water. I have grown to love working out my body for more than 30 minutes a day. I have decided to spend my time here building my body and spirit for Christ. In order for me to be a good wife and mother, I need to make sure I build the right mindset for it. Maturity and self control are two major qualities I have been practicing. I took ahold of my sin, and decided to do something about it. If you’re struggling with something similar to this, just know your beautiful father above knows your pain and wants to help you. He wants you to make sure that you live your life in work for Him, not in laziness for sin. 

“No one hates his own body but feeds and cares for it, just as Christ cares for the church.” ‭Ephesians‬ ‭5:29‬ 


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