“When you make a vow to God, do not delay to fulfill it. He has no pleasure in fools; fulfill your vow.” Ecclesiastes 5:4 NIV
Read: Ecclesiastes 5:1-4
The words “Maybe tomorrow” do not hold much hope. When we start a sentence with ‘maybe’, every word that follows it is unlikely to happen. Do you adhere to the adage; ‘Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow?’
We find our comfort zones by softening the reality of the ultimate. “Reschedule’ sounds so much better than procrastination. We are only fooling ourselves with our own characterizations of an event or situation. We do this for many reasons. We may attempt to avoid the ‘guilt trip’ of not taking care of something in a timely manner. Other times we attempt to eliminate a confrontation when we don’t want to do what another has suggested.
Procrastination may be based on difficult memories coupled with a desire of not duplicating the past. In this case, we have history of the past we can use to our advantage by taking immediate to avoid making the same mistake twice. We can find all kinds of excuses, but probably very few real reasons to put things off.
Often, the situation will only get worse by not dealing with it immediately.
Are you procrastinating about your relationship with God? How many times have you promised God to do something or NOT do something? God does not procrastinate. No where in scripture do you read about God telling someone to do something when they have nothing better to do.
God’s instructions are clear. God tells us things to do and not to do. There are no ifs, ands or maybes.
What are you putting off? Take the time….right now….and have a short prayer asking God to help you. God controls tomorrow!
Today’s Prayer: “My God, thank you for loving me even when I am not obedient. Help me to be more responsible and less procrastinating. I need your help with ______________. Amen.”