It is a great error to think that our laziness or idleness affects only us. As members of the Body of Christ, our weaknesses are shared by all, who are fellow members. Same is true with any strength in us; it will be shared by all.
You and I are the souls that Jesus Christ is building up into a Spiritual House, and our inability to walk in obedience to His Word only results in plaguing the wellbeing of the entire House, 1 Peter 2: 2-5. Of a truth, in our walk with Christ, any inability or inertness on our part only aliments the devil’s capability to advance his course unhindered.
Most seriously, there is a fierce battle between good -Jesus- and evil -Satan- over human souls, and we cannot afford to care less about it. We have a part to play in it, and we must know that our character, attitude, behaviours and habits either brighten the Light of the Gospel of the Glory of Christ or propagate the blinding of minds by the god of this world, 2 Corinthians 4:4. Truly, our inability to obey Jesus affords the devil the ability to exploit our flesh to consolidate his position and to perpetrate more evil. Life is all about whom you obey, Jesus or Satan. There is no middle ground; it is either you obey the Spirit of Christ as He helps you to do good or you yourself will be helping in propagating evil as you obey the prince of the power of the air, Ephesians 2:2.
I have never seen anyone enjoy evil, unless his or her conscience is seared. Evil is alien to the human soul, but Satan has succeeded in conditioning many people to it, because they have, of their own free will, sold their souls to him. Yet, there are many that he is also holding captives against their will. It is these that God implores you and me to “save with fear, pulling [them] out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh”, Jude 1:23.
Thus, I implore you to join me to view ourselves as necessary stepping stones for some souls to come to the obedience of the faith of Jesus Christ and for others to continue to walk by it. Romans 1:5; Colossians 1: 21-23; 2 Corinthians 5:7.