Today’s Scripture Reading: Proverbs 8:1-10:32
Lazy people irritate their employers, like vinegar to the teeth or smoke in the eyes. –Proverbs 10:26
The Bible has a lot to say about lazy people and none of it is good. One of the worst things a professing Christian can do for the cause of Christ is to be lazy in the workplace.
You may be seen as lazy by your boss if…
- You are often late for work or walk in the door at the exact minute you are supposed to be starting your day
- You overlook things like picking up a piece paper in the parking lot or filling the copier with paper because “that’s not your job”
- You stop working an hour before your day’s over so that you can watch the clock and walk out the door exactly at 5 o’clock
- You have to be told what to do; you have no initiative
- All you care about is your paycheck and never think about the success of the business
- Your boss sees you standing around doing “nothing” when he/she comes into your area
- You don’t work “as unto the Lord” (Colossians 3:23)
What would you add to this list?
If you said, “Yep, that’s me” to more than one or two of these statements your boss may see you as lazy. You may be irritating her/him like vinegar to the teeth or smoke to the eyes.
The day-to-day, routine, and mundane things in life are where we show our character and integrity. Excellence in the workplace is one of the ways we worship God…
Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. –Colossians 3:23
Heavenly Father, in this world of mediocrity teach us to stand out above the crowd as a child of the One, True, God who does everything with excellence!
In Jesus’ Name. Amen and Amen!
Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: Proverbs 11:1-13:25