“How long will you slumber, O sluggard? When will you rise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to sleep — So shall your poverty come on you like a prowler, And your need like an armed man. Proverb 6:9-11
In one of our series, we had said that procrastination is not just enemy of time but of destiny. The sluggard or lazy person is one who puts off beginning what he should do and one who does not finish what he has started. Anyone also who cannot take risk but rather always follow the least difficult course of action is a sluggard. These are all short cuts to poverty and a piling up of wants. If you can’t make up your mind to intentionally start setting some money aside by way of savings to build up a lump sum or you are afraid to invest your money to generate more money for you, chances are that inflation will fritter away the value of your money in the bank and you will be poor in the long run. Note: You can’t have nothing and expect something. Wealth happens slowly over a period time when you turn your surplus of income over expenditure into an asset that will generate more revenue for you – shares, property you can rent out etc. This is Christian Economics with John Uzoma. May all your good dreams be granted you today.