I went past the field of the sluggard, past the vineyard of the man who lacks judgment; thorns had come up everywhere, the ground was covered with weeds, and the stone wall was in ruins.
(Proverbs 24:30-31, NIV)
Do we sometimes leave areas of our lives (physical and spiritual) as cluttered as a teenager’s bedroom?
1) Clean up your room. Literally. A nasty workspace or bedroom reflects poorly on us, and being stinky, well… stinks! Don’t be lazy with things that need to be done; they’ll have a way of coming back to bite you.
2) Clean up your life. Like mowing the lawn or fixing the faucet, sometimes we think that we’ll have time to overcome, grow and change later. Future “you” procrastinates just as much! Take time to look at things that need to change, and change them!
3) Make a plan to keep tidy. We don’t just water the lawn once and call it good… Develop good habits that will help you to continue in positive action! Whether its cleaning the bathroom, or trying to gossip less – be a self-enabler for change.
4) Notice the difference. After a hard days work physically or spiritually you feel content with the progress made. Compare this feeling to stagnant lethargy and decide which you prefer!