Summary: Are you trying to live as if you are finite, or infinite? We are finite beings. We have limits. The Bible says that God doesn't sleep, and he doesn't slumber. There is absolutely nothing wrong and everything normal and right about needing rest as a human being.
I want to share something that has been absolutely transformative to me. I want to stop asking a very self-deprecating question, “Why are you so lazy right now?” And I want to ask a new question. This new question asks, “Why does my body seem to need additional rest right now?”
There is a mental game that we're often playing with ourselves. I don’t know about you, but I can be rather self-deprecating. I can think that I've got problems, or that I have a laziness issue. However, my body often is telling me something.
Question: What's your body telling you right now? We are finite beings, you know. We have limits. The Bible says that God doesn't sleep, and he doesn't slumber. There is absolutely nothing wrong and everything normal and right about needing rest as a human being.
I like to say it's about seasons. I can't hit the gas and have my engine red line all the time. Listen, I have been guilty of thinking that I had the capacity to live in the red zone for extended periods of time. Your car engine has a “Red Zone” on the tachometer. Your car is not intended to be driven for 200 miles in the red zone, totally peeking out. This is not healthy for a car. It is not healthy for us either.
I have tried to live as if I am infinite. However, I am finite. You see, it's not about being lazy. It's about recognizing what's happening in your body, being wise and seeking an opportunity for recharge. Stop asking why you're lazy and start considering what's going on in my life that my body seems to need more recovery right now. It's a far better question to ask.