I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. – John 9:4
Jesus encourages us to work while it is day, for the night is coming when no man will be able to work. ‘Day’ is when we have our youth and our strength, it is the time of life when we should disengage from every form of idleness and start doing something.
The ‘Night’ will come for all of us and we will be too old for employment, or in some cases, too feeble to do strenuous work. The night of life is when we should relax and eat the labor of our ‘daytime’ work.
God dislikes laziness. He created work (Genesis 2:15), and He is a working God. The bible is full of God’s displeasure with laziness and lazy people (Proverbs 10:4; 21:25 NIV). Nothing justifies laziness; God is clear on it, “He who does not work, let him not eat!” (II Thessalonians 3:10).
Don’t keep giving the excuse of not being gainfully employed, Ecclesiastes 9:10 says, “Whatever your hands find to do, do it with your might…” Your hands can find something to do, even if it is a menial job or a little job, just don’t be idle.
Engage in meaningful work, because in every labor there is profit; and then watch God restore your dignity, bless you with prosperity and cause you to make progress in life.
Genesis 49:27, Proverbs 14:23 & Isaiah 3:10.
+ Ask for the wisdom to use the prime of your life productively, so you can eat the fruits of your labor in your twilight years. That God will make you like Benjamin.
+ Pray for divine direction to go where your skills are needed, and for favor to attract those who will pay for your skills in the midst of stiff competition.