It may be the one thing I struggle with the most, although it takes on many forms.

Laziness is an ugly thing and it is hard to shake.

It is such a selfish and self-centered sin. I know that and I see its effects over and over again.

And it still keeps coming back.

I know the only way to combat laziness is with and through Jesus. And His Word is just the kick in the pants I need.

Seriously, the Bible has some pretty harsh things to say about laziness and it is one big reality check for this lady! I plan to write these verses out and put them in prominent places {including on my computer where I tend to waste time} to remind me of what He says.

I am the manager of our home. I CANNOT be lazy or everyone in the family suffers.

Fighting Laziness With The Word

I’m giving this struggle over to Him once again and memorizing these…

Ten Bible Verses to Fight Laziness

You lazy fool, look at an ant.
Watch it closely; let it teach you a thing or two.
Nobody has to tell it what to do.
All summer it stores up food;
at harvest it stockpiles provisions.
So how long are you going to laze around doing nothing?
How long before you get out of bed?
A nap here, a nap there, a day off here, a day off there,
sit back, take it easy—do you know what comes next?
Just this: You can look forward to a dirt-poor life,
poverty your permanent houseguest! ~Proverbs 6:6-11 (The Message)

Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and become a slave. ~Proverbs 12:24 (NLT)

A lazy person is as bad as someone who destroys things. ~Proverbs 18:9 (NLT)

She carefully watches everything in her household and suffers nothing from laziness. ~Proverbs 31:27 (NLT)

Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. ~Romans 12:11 (NLT)

A shiftless man lives in a tumbledown shack; A lazy woman ends up with a leaky roof. ~Ecclesiastes 10:18 (The Message)

Despite their desires, the lazy will come to ruin, for their hands refuse to work. ~Proverbs 21:25 (NLT)

A lazy life is an empty life, but “early to rise” gets the job done. ~Proverbs 12:27 (The Message)

Those too lazy to plow in the right season will have no food at the harvest. ~Proverbs 20:4 (NLT)

Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper. ~Proverbs 13:4 (NLT)


Do you struggle with laziness or procrastination like me? Let’s bring it to the light and join together in memorizing these verses! Our God is stronger!