Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Your tooth has been bothering you for weeks, but you keep putting off that call to the dentist. There is a slight leak in the dining room ceiling, but you hope it was a one-time problem and that the stain will fade with time. The car has a strange knocking sound coming from under the hood, but you don’t want to take the time to have it checked out. Maybe it will go away. We procrastinate - put off until tomorrow what we should do today. Then tomorrow we don’t do it either.

All of us procrastinate at one time or another. Procrastination, however, becomes a problem when we find ourselves procrastinating over too many things over too long a period of time. Then we notice ourselves becoming irritable, anxious and frustrated. We begin to lose our tempers and hate ourselves for how we are acting - all because we keep putting off doing something we know we should have done yesterday.

Sound familiar? Would you like to escape the insidious grasp of procrastination? God tells us exactly what to do in II Samuel 3:17 - 18:

“Now do it.”

It’s as simple as that.

Heavenly Father, I thank You that as I obey, procrastination does not become part of my character. Thank You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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