Isn’t it amazing that nobody likes to slip, yet everyone loves to sleep, but too much of the later will determine ones future outlook. Never in history has it been said or recorded that greatness was achieved by sleeping. I know that sometimes the comfort of the bed and the coziness of it at a times create a magnetic energy that makes one want to remain there.
I believe that every successful person at some point did what the others were not “willing” to do knowing that it is indeed a lot easier to do nothing than to do something and when the choice of whether or not presents it’s self, it takes a lot of self discipline and will power to choose to do something.
The Bible is so stern on this and Proverbs is right on the money with this caution: A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of hands…
Below are some truths on this matter as recorded in the Bible:
Proverbs 10:4 says: “Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.” One of the results of hard work is financial gain. Many of us have probably experienced that. But for the lazy man poverty is a sure bet.
Proverbs 12:24 says: “Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.” Those who work hard often do get positions of power while the sluggard gets nowhere.
Proverbs 13:4 says: “The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.” If you want satisfaction then it would be good to work. There is nothing like the tiredness and satisfaction of a productive, hard day’s work.
In Proverbs 21:5 it says: “The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.” One of the characteristics
of the lazy person is that when they must work they are in a hurry to get it done. The quicker one is done the sooner they can sleep some more. But haste makes waste and it shrinks the profit margin.
Proverbs 22:29 says: “Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men.” Although this proverb is not a contrasting pair, it does show that those who remain diligent at their work will become skilled and gain position in life. The unskilled get nowhere. The lesson to learn from all these proverbs is that sloth gets you nothing.
While making a decision today to do more of what will make you successful, here’s to your budding success while you sleep less.