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It’s not lazy to take a day off or to occasionally do nothing. We need these times. However, it is lazy when there is good to be done and we are unwilling to do the work needed.

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We tend to think of laziness as the couch potato who sits around all day instead of working to provide for his family.

Knowing the hard work we do, the idea of laziness does not seem to fit for us.

But it is possible to be hardworking in one area and lazy in another.

For instance, we might be lazy when it comes to household chores, even though we’re very diligent in getting things done at work.

This also seems true in attending to our growth as men.

We can be very intentional about earning a living, but rarely give much attention to who we are becoming as men. We focus on everything but our own growth.

The laziness here is our comfort with the status quo.

We have grown complacent with how things are and struggle to take the initiative to grow into a better version of ourselves.

It’s much easier to focus on the external realities of life than to do the deeper work on our own hearts.

Life is busy enough! Why drive ourselves crazy trying to do more?

There is a certain logic here. In many respects, we might be doing too much.

But the question that remains is – Are we doing the work that matters?

We can be very busy and still lazy in the areas that matter.

Are we intentionally becoming the man God has called us to be?

By all means work hard on the job, and don’t forget to do your work of becoming.

Actively pursue all that God has for you.

Dr. Corey Carlisle

Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist - providing Christian counseling and soul care to individuals and couples, with a special emphasis on developing the masculine soul. Suwanee, GA 30024

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