Thursday, June 9, 2016

Idle Hands

I was a go-getter when I worked. I walked twice as fast as most people when I was on the go and multi-tasked when doing and thinking. Many problems were analyzed and solved when I was eating and attempting to sleep at night. Even when relaxing with friends and family I could not sit still. Other than reading I had to be on the go all the time.

I'm retired now and see no reason to rush things, but I still do. God has blessed me with great health, sufficient mental faculties and abilities to accomplish things.
Eccelesiastes 10:18 "By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through."
In essence this says "Things will fail for the lazy person!"  The biggest blessing I had in life was being poor because I believe that "poverty breeds success." Being poor was motivation to make things happen.  I have been blessed spiritually. I had little time in life for wrong priorities or a life of pleasure, but for most of my life I dedicated time to worship.  Because of staying productive I now live a life of relative leisure. I do in old age what most people dedicate their life to doing. As such I am a robust "old guy".

However, my point is not about me. It's about you. Look in the mirror. Are you productive or do you have "idle hands" even an "idle mind"? What I see in society, especially with the young, is idleness. As I ride my bicycle for miles in residential areas even during summer vacation, I see few young people out of doors, let alone working! They seem to be housecats! That's not good preparation for adulthood.

Along with idle hands often goes expectations. Many have the "I deserve it" attitude. Because they live and breath they expect it. Most often it's from others and with their own hands idle. This is most noticeable now with the number of people voting socialist. That is disturbing because it's basically the story of The Littler Red Hen. Read that. You'll see what I'm talking about! (Children's Story - Little Red Hen).

God's will is that we be productive. That isn't a stage, but is a lifetime event. Idle children make idle adults. Idle adults expect free stuff. "Free stuff" is never free! It comes from people with productive hands. In effect those with "idle hands" have "idol minds"! They are their own god and others must appease it by bringing free stuff. That is the socialist model and it's brought to you by the devil himself!

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