Do I Work My Land Well? No.

Tonight’s post, the first in a while, comes out of my own frustrations with myself.

ChairSee, I tend to be lazy. I tend to just sit around and do nothing. Far too much. And I’m on Spring Break right now, which makes it far worse. I’ll just sit on my laptop and goof off on the Internet for an hour. That gets nobody anywhere.

Funny, the Bible tonight decided to point me to an extremely convicting verse. Proverbs 12:11 says,

Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.

I don’t have any land to till, but I definitely lack sense.

God has given you and me tasks on Earth to complete. It depends on where we are in life what specific ones might be, but each day we are called to seek after Him. We’re called to be speaking to Him, reading His Word and living a life that glorifies Him.

Sitting in my room on my laptop doing nothing is not, I repeat, NOT glorifying to Him.

I’m called to a much higher purpose. I’m called to work my land, to do what is required of me as a college student, as a believer, as a senior seeking work post-graduation. I’ve got two final papers coming up that I could be working on. I’ve got a Bible I could be reading. I’ve got a God who loves me who died so that I could speak to Him.

What more motivation do I need?

So tonight, I write this as part-confession, part-exhortation. Work your land. Fruit comes. I don’t gain anything by sitting around reading stories about soccer. I don’t gain anything by sitting around and listening to John Legend’s “All of Me” over and over (although it’s a great song). I don’t gain anything by doing nothing. At the end of the day, those are “worthless pursuits” compared to tending my spiritual land: my heart.

Do something. Just do something. Get off your butt, Zach. Just do something.

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