Now playing Download Audio
Losses Through Laziness

Key Verse

“Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to sleep: So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man” (Proverbs 24:33-34).

Text — Proverbs 24: 30-34


Colin Powell, the great American statesman said, “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” So you must have a dream which you must pursue. No human is born lazy, it is a learned habit. Laziness is not a personality disorder, but lack of purpose and discipline arising from low self-confidence. Laziness is just a mindset and a habit that can be broken. Unfortunately, many youths are caught in the web of laziness. Remember the wise saying, “No food for the lazy man.”

Laziness can cause huge losses to a youth that will negatively affect his or her adult life. The effect could range from academic failure, chronic poverty, mental disorder, low self-esteem, low self-worth, to contemporary social vices, such as armed robbery. God commanded that man should labour. A Christian should not be a sluggard or a loafer, but a diligent and hard working person. The scriptural law is that what you sow is what you reap. Thus, a youth must come to Jesus and partner with Him to provide excellent service for humanity.


Laziness can cause huge losses


Poverty is an ultimate outcome of laziness.

Prayer for today

Lord, help me to break lazy habits.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get Daily Manna

  • Get a daily scripture reading and reflection on the passage. (Daily Devotional Guide)

  • Access the Bible offline. (Offline Bible)

  • Share verses with pictures to spread your faith. (Share Verse with Pictures)

  • Listen to the daily devotional and connect with God on the go. (Listen and Spend Time with God)

  • Stay updated on important religious events and festivals around the world. (Religious Events Worldwide List)

Google Play Imgs

Apple App Imgs

Mobile Imgs