While I totally understand the wisdom of building helpful margins in life, there are times when we allow ourselves to wallow in a state of inertia. Our natural man doesn't want to be bothered. We just want to be left alone. Then along comes that pesky neighbor needing bread to feed his friends (Luke 11:5-8) or that persistent widow asking for help (Luke 18:3-5), and we struggle within ourselves.
But God wants better from us. He wants us to be like himself who will quickly "bring about justice for his chosen ones who cry out to him day and night" (Luke 18:7-8).