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How to Get the Lazy Out of Your Life

So, what is a "pastel" person?



pas·​tel | \ pa-ˈstel \

: lacking in body or vigor*

Like a pastel color, pastel people absorb your light. They take up valuable space and time with little to know return. They are driven by comfort, not responsibility.

They bring nothing to the table, but they are always ready to eat.

Written by the Apostle Paul, the book of Titus in the bible is a letter written to someone with the responsibility of bringing order to chaos. Only three chapters, the book refers to doing good eight times. Eight times. In one letter. How bad do you have to be at doing good for someone to have to constantly ask you to do different? Titus had a major work ahead of him.

The reason I left you in Crete was that you might put in order what was left unfinished and appoint elders in every town, as I directed you. ~Titus 1:5 New International Version

Pastel people always have unstructured, unfinished business. In most cases, they leave what's decent and in order to someone else, then invest their time in criticizing what hasn't been done.

For there are many rebellious people, full of meaningless talk and deception, especially those of the circumcision group. ~Titus 1:10 NIV

Judgmental Jews of that day frequently used the law of circumcision as a tool to invalidate and demean those who weren't. But no good comes from division, so Paul charged Titus with the task of cleaning up the contention and dismissing those creating drama.

Clean up the drama. Sounds like a good lesson for us all.

So, how do you deal with pastel people?


Make sure they are not following your example.