I procrastinate. I don't know why I put things off. Maybe it is because I have a fear of failure or I am just plain lazy.Clutter overtook my workspace, a good excuse not to write.
My son needs me, another good reason.
Excuses hindered the progress of my book.
I knew God called me to write it.
People invested time and money to help publish my work, so I had to do something about this procrastination.
I researched potential reasons for my inability to complete this task.
Fear of failure
Lack of Reward
The list goes on.
I could blame my behavior on the abuse from my father or other childhood events. (My research proves this theory)
The biggest thing I have learned about procrastination when it comes to obeying God,
Procrastination is a sin. There, I said it. Now, if I only could put off this guilty feeling.
After many days of prayer, self-examination, and study of the Scripture, procrastination began to release it's ugly grip on me and peace calmed the raging sea of guilt.
I now claim this Bible verse every morning.
It is my marching orders from God.
Now , so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means. 2 Corinthians 8:11 NIV
God is good to teach us from the Word.
I think of the ten virgins with oil lamps. Five had oil and five procrastinated and did not get oil. They were called foolish and missed the life changing event. You can read the story HERE
The outcome of those who waited was tragic (Tweet This)
On the opposite end of the spectrum, King Solomon built a Temple for the Lord. It took 20 years. His patience and dedication are recorded in 1 Kings
Thus, all the work that King Solomon did on the house of the LORD was finished. 1 Kings 7:51
Finished. That is a word that most procrastinators long to hear.
I repented of my sin. I remind myself daily that God loves me, He is patient with me, and gives me everything I need for life and godliness.
His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, 2 Peter 1:3 NIV.
God gives me the power to do it. How can I fail with the Creator of the Universe on my side!
If we move forward with God's purpose, we no longer need to procrastinate (tweet this)
Do you procrastinate?
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