Weird Flex Part 7: I Have No Ambition Or Anything Else (Proverbs 13:4)

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Sermon Notes

Proverbs 13:4 says, “the soul of a sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.” Proverbs 1:32 says “the simple are killed by their turning away, and the complacency of fools destroys them.” The book of Proverbs makes it apparent that fools are lazy and apathetic and because of that they have produce very little of value . A fool brags that they have no ambition or anything else. It is not wise to be lazy, apathetic, and unambitious. But, we can all relate a little right? I mean who doesn’t want to take a break every now and then, lay back, and just chill? The problem is, without moderation and discipline, times of rest and relaxation can turn into days of rest and relaxation which can turn into weeks which can turn into months. Before you know it you’ve allowed a few moments of rest to become a habit of laziness and lethargy.  Take vacations for example. There is very little in this life better than working hard all year and then enjoying that week at the beach where you sit around and do nothing, right? But then comes that next week when you have to go back to work. I don’t know about you, but I rarely feel ready to jump back into that week at full speed. In fact, I would much rather have another week of vacation. Laziness can become a habit very fast.  Or think back to Covid. We were basically told to stop working, stop going to the gym, stop living life, and nestle down in our homes and watch Netflix for a year. I dare say we have all recovered from the months upon months of sluggish living. It is possible many never will. And that is foolish.  Why is it foolish to live a lifestyle void of ambition, void of hard work and diligence? Because, laziness doesn’t produce anything of true worth. Television watching doesn’t produce anything of worth. Cheering for a team doesn’t produce anything of worth. Playing a video game doesn’t produce anything of worth. Sleeping all day produces nothing of worth. In other words, you cannot produce anything of value unless you do something productive.  This message is huge for our graduates and those who will be graduating in the upcoming years. At every turn you will be confronted with two options. Go make something of yourself where you contribute to society and produce things of value to humanity or indulge yourself in staying stagnant in habitual laziness. Go create a life of value or continue to be idle. Go add value to the world around you or turn into a leech mooching off of society. Be someone who is dependable or someone who is simply dependent. If you choose to reject the path of laziness you will find your life filled with meaning in serving others and serving Christ. But if you choose the path of no ambition what you will find out is that at some point it is unsustainable. It is sin, and it is foolishness. You cannot produce anything of value unless you do something productive.