Was reading a devotional taken from Dr Young and read this quote;
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the soul of the diligent is made fat.
Laziness is not just about how hard you work, but what you’re willing to work at.
A craving is a deep, heart-felt desire. Ironically, a sluggard longs for some good thing with his or her whole heart, but the heart is too lazy to do anything about obtaining it! Dr Young continues on with this analogy;
A man sought counsel about how to attract women. The adviser told him to lose 40 pounds and improve his hygiene. The man kept eating and neglecting his appearance. He enjoyed his self-pity and was too lazy to discipline himself.
Many people work hard at making a living, but not on how to live. A sluggard will work feverishly at getting married, but not making a marriage. He or she will do all necessary to have children, but not work hard on parenting. The lazy person will strive to be popular, but won’t work on healthy relationships.
The diligent heart, however, is willing to work for the things it earnestly desires. Rather than merely wishing, such a person takes action. While the sluggard bemoans unfulfilled wishes and poverty, the diligent celebrates success and prosperity
As I was reading this i teared up. Why would someone not work hard at parenting?
I was thinking about when people adopt pets, guess its the same reason they end up at the pound, the task becomes too difficult, boundaries weren’t set or maybe the dog was growing through his teething stage? Either way; termination of the love relationship was decided and love was abandoned. THIS for me tears me up.
One analyzes, seeks counsel and the truth remains the same, if one is abandoned one abandons. So where does that leave the abandoned one? How does one stop the cycle?
LOVE ON, not self…REFUSE to let poverty engulf you..stand for the truth and silence will motivate you, just remember REMAIN KIND and watch the miracle of change begin.
One must commit, PURCHASE an idea, the TRUTH, STAND on it, NEVER let it go, be willing to face your ugly self and let the old you finally die and living begin.