Sluggards do not plow in season;
so at harvest time they look but find nothing.
Many people complain that things did not go well or as they wished but do not realize that much of the failure of their actions is the result of not being prepared in time or of not planning their activities. A lack of planning often results from lack of common sense. Sometimes it is due to plain ignorance and at worst due to laziness and procrastination. In either case the result is the same, failure and pain. Worst of all is that when the person fails he blames everybody else for what happened and does not realize (or does not want to realize ) that the responsibility rests on his shoulders for not being prepared ahead of time. Imagine that you have a desire to eat a special dish not normally found in a restaurant. If you have not secured the recipe of the dish, the utensils and all the ingredients needed and have not taken care of selecting the ingredients of the highest quality it will be very difficult to succeed in preparing the dish.
Almost all things related to life require preparation and planning. If we consider work it is obvious that we need to have knowledge and skills that are only achieved with training and practice. If we look at family life it is necessary to know and apply the principles established by God for the proper administration and management of children and the household economy. More importantly, if we consider our spiritual life we need to immerse ourselves daily in the Word of God and maintain a close relationship with God to ensure the growth and health that can only be obtained by obeying his instructions to the letter. Let us not be like the sluggard who refuses to take up the plow at the right time for planting and then complains because he does not find the crop needed for support. Let’s be cautious and diligent and it will make us to be always successful. To God alone be the glory!