10. Work Diligently, Flee Laziness and Avoid Drama
“And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the week, be patient with everyone.” 1 Thessalonians 5:14 NIV
Andy Stanley once preached that if we want to avoid drama we should get busy doing important things. Drama is the opposite of peace. When we are busy doing things to help others, the result is peace and purpose. Sitting idly is talked about a lot in the Bible.
When we’re bored, we want to reach for the remote and binge watch a series. But who could we be helping, instead? Not that it’s bad to relax and watch a season now and then, but the peace in our hearts and the peace we are able to be a part of when we’re out in the world helping the real and actual people with real and actual problems in our lives surpasses all understanding.
“Megs” writes about everyday life within the love of Christ. She stepped out of her comfort zone, and her Marketing career, to obey God’s call to stay home and be “Mom” in 2011. From that step of obedience her blog, Sunny&80, was born, a way to retain the funny everyday moments of motherhood. Meg is also a freelance writer and author of “Friends with Everyone.” She loves leading her Monday morning Bible study, being a dance mom, distance running and photography. Meg resides in Northern Ohio with her husband, two daughters, and Golden-Doodle … all avid Cleveland Browns fans.
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