My friend Adam Embry, an assistant pastor at Auburndale Baptist Church in Louisville, has just published a helpful booklet with DayOne Publications. It’s called Help! I Can’t Get Motivated (DayOne, 2011) and it tackles the widespread problem of sloth (to use a medieval term). This pamphlet is one of many in the Help! series from the publisher.
Here’s a selection that shows the strength of this text:
The gospel of salvation in Jesus reverses the curse of sin. The sorrow and sin that our laziness brings is defeated and reversed. No more will thorns infest the grounds of believers’ hearts. We are also no longer fools, because Jesus Christ is ours. Because of the power of the gospel we are transformed and motivated to love God and our neighbors by working to please Jesus. (37)
Pick up this theologically rich booklet, and pass it along to someone struggling with the all-too-common problem of laziness and passivity. Adam has done good work here, and look for more from him in the future. (Also, he once could throw some serious heat–about 90 miles per hour. So let that factor in as well.)