“The hand of the diligent will rule, but the lazy man will be put to forced labor.” vs 24.

When you are doing what you don’t like, then you are in forced labor. Situations and circumstances may have put you there, and laziness is what leads a man to forced labor. But no one has to remain in forced labor. 

“The lazy man does not roast what he took in hunting, but diligence is man’s precious possession.” vs. 27. 

It’s easy for us to claim not to be lazy. But we see that it’s laziness not to put into action what you’ve learnt, or to put into use what you have. 

No one is without a gift. Stop covering yours. Begin to develop it. Begin to use what you have; your natural talents, gifts, skills, knowledge, experiences, expertise, etc. 

“He who tills his land will be satisfied with bread.” vs. 11.

Go and till your land now. Plan to be all you can be. You’re too loaded to be too beaten. Get up and fight. Get up and build. 

If you’re lazy about building your vision, you’d be enslaved to forced labour building another man’s vision. 

You can’t afford to be lazy; so don’t be.

Proverbs 12:11, 24, 27