Great stuff today, including words that could have come directly from my father to me (as a somewhat unmotivated youth):
6 Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
7 It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
8 yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.
9 How long will you lie there, you sluggard?
When will you get up from your sleep?
10 A little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the hands to rest—
11 and poverty will come on you like a thief
and scarcity like an armed man.
16 There are six things the Lord hates,
seven that are detestable to him:
17 haughty eyes,
a lying tongue,
hands that shed innocent blood,
18 a heart that devises wicked schemes,
feet that are quick to rush into evil,
19 a false witness who pours out lies
and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.
Lord God, I thank you for the blessings and diverse opportunities that you have made open to me. I come before this day to seek for your help. Oftentimes I have things to do, things that are very important to my life and destiny, however, I find myself postponing them all the time. Procrastination has become a major hindrance to my success and growth in life, I pray that you will help me conquer it. May I always seek to put into action the talents, resources and abilities with which you have blessed me to move forward towards my goals, and to be more effective in my help to others. Amen.