Being lazy is not something typically associated with entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurs are the fearless go-getters who strive for their dreams and goals without abandon.
Although this is often true, laziness can sink in at ANY moment.
You see, one of the problems, especially for those who have seen success, is resting on their laurels. Going quietly into retirement and spending the rest of their time on the links. This may seem like a typical retirement, but for the Christian entrepreneur, I don’t believe a complete retirement is biblical.
Sure, retiring from one’s career and transitioning into other endeavors such as volunteer work is a great example of resisting the path of the lazy.
A man who comes to mind as a great representation of this idea is John Piper, founder of Desiring God, a wonderful resource for all Christians.
John was one of the first people who ever confirmed my thought that too many in the U.S are living a life of laziness in his book, Rethinking Retirement.
Not only do popular Pastors of today speak on this subject, but so does the Bible; Often.
“Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.” – Proverbs 10:4
“The sluggard does not plow after the autumn, So he begs during the harvest and has nothing.” – Proverbs 20:4
Not only is being lazy something that those who’ve tasted success experience, but also those in the midst of a battle.
Entrepreneurs, this life will beat you down if you let it. But, understand that life is less about you and your goals, and more about Christ and how he can work through you in your workplace, family, and every interaction you have.
The next time times get tough, and you are inclined to passivity, remember that you are not working for your own self, but for a greater cause; bringing glory to God.
Solomon speaks often on resisting the temptation of laziness.
In Proverbs, he shows us the destruction that laziness can have in your life,
“How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man.” – Proverbs 6:9-11
Heed the wisdom offered to us through the Bible.
Resist the path of the lazy.
Yours in Ambition,