Proverbs 6:6-10, "Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest. How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest," Now, this doesn't mean that we have to do nothing but work all the time, because then we'll get burned out, which is never a good thing. But we have to make sure that we're not lazy.
Living in a world of computers, and Apple products, you pretty much just have to sit there, and do nothing all day. You can do something, by doing nothing! Like, this blog for instance. In order to teach young women from all around the world, all I have to do is get on, and start typing! It's that easy! I don't have to go through much preparation, and even that I do on my iPod touch! In fact, the other day, I did an entire brainstorming session in about five minutes. I'm not saying that it's wrong to have these things, but we still have to be careful in how we spend our time. I have a very difficult time with it sometimes. But we are called to be workers for God. How are we to go out and make disciples (Matthew 28:19) if we're lazy? I was reading Little Women a few weeks ago, and they did an experiment. The four girls decided to spend a week of their summer doing absolutely nothing but what they enjoyed, to see if they liked it. They enjoyed it for a little while, but then everything started getting chaotic, and by the end of the week, they were very glad it was over.
Everyone has to have their rest, but we have to be like the ants. We have to keep busy with God's work. A lot of times, it's easy to let other people do, but it doesn't say to let everyone else do the work in Matthew 28:19. It's talking to all Christians. I know this was a short article, but please keep it in mind, and thank you for reading. :)