Itâ€™s so interesting how easy it is to procrastinate (put things off). We plan on doing something and we have good intentions, but we just keep on putting it off till later. We say, â€œone day, Iâ€™m going to start exercising. One day, Iâ€™m going to get my finances in order. One day, Iâ€™m going to forgive that person who hurt me.â€ The problem with this kind of thinking is that â€œone dayâ€ never comes. There will always be some reason to keep delaying it.
Right now, is there something in your heart that you know you need to do? Maybe God has been dealing with you on a particular issue, and you keep putting it off. You think, â€œas soon as I get through this busy season, then Iâ€™ll spend more time with my family. As soon as the price of gas goes down, then Iâ€™ll start tithing. As soon as my child gets out of diapers, then Iâ€™m going to get my family back in church. As soon as I stop doing bad stuff Iâ€™ll get baptised.â€
Today, I want to remind us all, good intentions donâ€™t equal obedience. Someone once said the road to destruction is paved with good intentions. The quicker you do what you feel down in your spirit, the happier youâ€™re going to be. Donâ€™t let unfinished business keep you from Godâ€™s best. Step out, obey His voice, and walk in the blessings He has for you!
“I made haste, and did not delay to keep Your commandments.”(Psalm 119:60, NKJV)
Pray With Us
Yahweh, thank You for Your patience and grace towards me. Father, today I rebuke procrastination in my life. Search my heart, show me the way to go. LetÂ Â my obedience overtake my good intentions. God, I choose to obey Your voice quickly, and honour You in all that I do, in Jesusâ€™ Name! Amen.
A special word from the Lord, from Pastor Ray Patrick