Dang! I missed the deadline AGAIN!!! What, do you not care? Are you not aware that your procrastination is killing your purpose in such a discreet way? WAKE UP! and realize that you are in the same place mentally. Although your physical features and life circumstances have changed, your mind is still procrastinating and moving quickly to your demise. Mouthful, but so incredibly accurate. I had this whole conversation with myself recently and had to take a memory walk about all the missed opportunities and meetings I canceled to save it for another day. Mind-blowing!
Meanwhile, my prayers consist of asking God to catapult me into a position I should have been in, but my procrastinating mental state has not changed. It sounds like that prayer needs some word change. Listen, fam; my mind immediately raced to the book of Proverbs regarding laziness. Proverbs 12:24 (NLT) work hard and become a leader; be lazy and become a slave. Proverbs 12:27 (NLT) Lazy people don't even cook the game they catch, but the diligent make use of everything they find. Proverbs 15:19 (NLT) A lazy person's way is blocked with briers, but the path of the upright is an open highway. This one, though, made the hair on my arm stand to attention. If you struggle with procrastination, I hope and pray you heed these words of Proverbs 24:30-34 (NLT). I walked by the field of a lazy person, the vineyard of one with no common sense. I saw that it was overgrown with nettles. It was covered with weeds, and its walls were broken down. Then, as I looked and thought about it, I learned this lesson: A little extra sleep, a little more slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest— then poverty will pounce on you like a bandit; scarcity will attack you like an armed robber.
Now, consider all you have read or heard, and by all means, friends, get up and get moving so your procrastination is no longer killing your purpose.
Prayer: Dear most gracious and patient God, we thank you for life, liberty, strength, and purpose. We thank you for hearing our prayer and praise. We thank you for being the only true living God who cares deeply for us. Heavenly Father, please forgive us of our sins, namely procrastination and laziness and putting things off for a later time. Please, Father, we ask that you renew our minds and hearts to be convicted when we elect to place things aside for another day we are not guaranteed to see. I pray our hands to become busy with the tasks you placed in them when you placed them there. I pray we move swiftly in according to our God-given purpose and timeframe. May you have mercy on our souls as we walk in obedience to your will. In Jesus' name, you get all the glory. The prayer we have prayed sincerely above is decreed and declared in the blood of Jesus Christ Amen, and thank you, Lord.
Living in, on, and for purpose, are you?