Some people, if you let them, will play videogames to the point of exhaustion. Others practice some addiction or compulsion to their great injury.

And the people stayed up all that day, all that night, and all the next day, and gathered the quail. The one who gathered the least gathered ten homers, and they spread them out for themselves all around the camp.
Numbers 11.32 NET.

In the desert, the people of Israel were so excited about the meat that God gave them that they stayed up 36 hours without sleeping while they gathered quail. Continue reading

As a high-school basketball player, I was slow and warmed the bench. As much as the coach yelled in my ear, my speedometer wouldn’t allow a faster speed.

The intellectually slow person doesn’t advance beyond the more gifted. They say one’s IQ is fixed. Though the mind may do exercises to improve, it’s level of intelligence is set.

There’s not much one can do with physical and mental limitations, but spiritual slowness is a question of the will. Continue reading