My Momma she was working, she was working very hard,And the chorus went,
And every time she wants me I am sleeping in the yard.
My Momma thinks I’m lazy, and maybe she is right.
I’ll go to work mañana, but I gotta sleep tonight.
Mañana, mañana, mañana is soon enough for me.Of course the idea was to mock people who always procrastinate. I am here today to put in a word for procrastination. There are some people who need to learn to say, “Later.”
Perhaps you know someone like this. They are always going like a living dynamo and always have one more thing to do. They are usually late because they stopped to get one more thing done. They consider others lazy because they are not running fast. And of course they complain about always being tired.
Perhaps a little nap would take care of some of that. We talk about stopping to smell the roses. This person has it on the list and will get to it next Tuesday, unless they are in the hospital for stress.
Although we are expected to put in our days labor and work hard we are also commanded to take a Sabbath. Remember when Martha complained about Mary being lazy. She wasn’t working, just listening to the words of Jesus. Martha did not get much sympathy. In another place Jesus had something else to say about this kind of frantic behavior.
(Matthew 6:27 NAS77) "And which of you by being anxious can add a single cubit to his life's span?Just a few verses later He sums up what our target should be,
(Matthew 6:33 KJV) But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.Make it a priority to seek the kingdom.
And don’t just add it to your list.
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