Ecclesiastes 5:4 (HCSB) When you make a vow to God, don’t delay fulfilling it, because He does not delight in fools. Fulfill what you vow.
When turbulent times arrive, it’s easy (and enticing) to avoid those hard challenging tasks that you would prefer to avoid altogether. But the practice of procrastination takes on a greater concern: First, important work goes unfinished, and second, valuable energy is wasted in the process of putting off the things that remain unfinished.
If you find yourself bound by the chains of procrastination, ask yourself what are you waiting for; or more accurately what are you afraid of? As you examine the emotional stumbling blocks that have, blocked your progress, you may discover that you are waiting for the “perfect” moment, that moment in time when you feel neither afraid or anxious. But if the truth be told, perfect moments like these are few and far between for all of us.
So stop waiting for the perfect moment and focus, instead, on finding the right moment to do what needs to be done. Then, trust God and get busy. When you do, you will discover that you and the Lord, are working together, can accomplish great things, in fact you can accomplish them sooner rather than later. I am sharing this message with my Ministry Grace and Truth right now!
Once you acquire the habit of doing what needs to be done when it needs to be done, you will avoid untold trouble, worry, and stress. So learn to overcome procrastination by paying less attention to your fears and more attention to your responsibilities. God has created a world that punishes procrastinators and rewards men and women who “do it now.” In other words, life doesn’t procrastinate. Neither should you great people of God!
Advancing His Kingdom,
Pastor James Baker