Proverbs 18:9 He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.
• to postpone doing something, especially as a regular practice
• synonyms: put- off, delay, drag your feet, postpone, dally, defer
Procrastination and hesitation will oftentimes rob you of your destination.
When we put off the things God has asked us to do we dishonor Him. Many people are quick to say, "Oh yes, I love the Lord" but then don't do or put off doing what He has asked them to do. Jesus said, "the person who has My commands and keeps them is the one who (really) loves Me ..." John 14:21 (AMP)
It is not flattering to God for you and me to verbalized fluffy excuses as to why we put off doing His business. Procrastination is a close relative of neglect. While we have those who put off doing God's business we also have those who do start the work and don't finish but rather allow the work to sit in a corner and rot, decay and /or deteriorate. The quality of the work becomes inferior to that which is customary of the Kingdom of God.
The word neglect means to give little attention or respect to.
We become so busy doing our own thing that we give no attention to our God given assignments. We drag are feet when it comes to pursuing and doing God's will in our lives, there is always tomorrow to do that we proclaim with no shame or remorse. We accept and practice procrastination as if it is the new normal of the Kingdom of God.
Procrastination is a viper that strikes at the heart of our God given destiny. It will not let up until it pulls you down to the ground of unfulfilled dreams and fruitless visions. However, we don't have to let it fulfill its course in our lives we can fight back.
The bible says, "for the weapons of our warfare are not physical weapons of flesh and blood but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds, ... 2 Corinthians 10:4 (AMP)
God has given us every tool and strategy we would ever need to have victory over the destructive devices of darkness. We can destroy the strong hold of procrastination with the mighty weaponry of God. Psalms 107:20 reveals to us that, "God sent His word and healed them and delivered them from all their destruction." God's word can set you free from the enemy of procrastination.
We must effectively arm ourselves with the Word of God and keep ourselves pure from thoughts and ways that would cause us to put off doing God's will.
The plans and purposes that God has for your live are not a joke, they are not insignificant. Every assignment giving to you from God is vital to His over all plan for humanity. A delay from you today could be life or death to someone's tomorrow.
God loves you so very much and He needs every member of His body to be in its place and actively participating in His plan.
God has the plan all mapped out, all we have to do is follow Him. God wants you to complete your journey successfully. Our end in Christ is and always will be good, that will never change. So stay on course, focus, pick back up those things you have dragged your feet in. Determine today that you will not live a shabby Christian life but you will pursue and do all that God has entrusted to you with excellence and joy.
Jeremiah 29:11 declares, For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. The scripture says there is an expected end.
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