A lazy person is as bad as someone who destroys things.
My husband had just finished putting the new walls upstairs and carefully painting them when we heard a strange noise where he had worked—our two or three year old son had taken a toy pipe and was banging it on the walls leaving half-moon arcs at his eye level. He was destroying what my husband had just finished! When he was telling the story to a man that had been doing work at our house, the man asked him “What did your Daddy say?” Our son replied “Daddy said not a very good idea.”
Now that our son is older, he sometimes struggles with laziness. When he comes inside, he leaves a trail of his belongings—backpack, coat, shoe, shoe, sock, sock. Getting him to clean up can be a chore.
Let's face it, the first story in this case is worse because of the hard work that had to be done to repair the dents in the wall, but having to remind someone every day to put away their things is annoying—and it happens more often! Mommy would say “Not a very good idea!” So, clean up after yourself and don't complain about work. And, if you're tempted to put pipe dents in a wall, set down the pipe and walk slowly away.
Dear Lord, I'm sorry for how I've been lazy or destroyed things. Please help me be a good worker today. In Jesus' name, Amen.
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