Procrastination

"Some people just have a way with words, and other people
…… not have way."

"If it weren't for the last minute, I wouldn't get anything done.”

"The best part about procrastination is that you are never bored,
because you have all kinds of things that you should be doing."

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Procrastination!

I hate the word. It makes me feel guilty and it causes such problems.

When we cram for tests, we get lower grades. When we wait until the deadline to file taxes, we miss things and make costly mistakes.

When we put off difficult conversations, wounds begin to fester.

The Bible tells us in James 4:17,

“Remember, it is a sin to know what you ought to do and then not to do it.” 

When God tells you to do something, and you don’t do it, it’s not just a bad strategy or a missed blessing. It is sin.

If God has told you to do something and you are not doing it, do it now! Not next month, next week, or even tomorrow—do it right now.

Proverbs 27:1 says,

“Don’t brag about tomorrow, since you don’t even know what today will bring.” 

There is no guarantee of tomorrow.
You may not have the opportunity tomorrow to do what God has told you to do. Someday is today!

One of these days… is none of these days. Do it today. Start right now!

People tell me all the time God wants them to get more involved at Summit Church. Then they say "And I will…as soon as this or that happens.

We often get into patterns that keep us from doing anything new and fresh.

It is the stepping out in new adventure that God uses to get us to new places, but we are afraid or we say "I just don't have the energy."

However, often we find the new adventure is what brings the energy.

Those who say they’re planning to do something have been taking aim for years. Yet they never seem to get around to pulling the trigger. Don’t be like that. You need to pull the trigger. These three words could change your life forever: Do it now!

Right now write down one thing you know God wants you to do. Put
that note in a place where you can’t miss it — like on your bathroom
mirror or on the refrigerator.

Now Do it!

Each time you catch yourself saying "I’ll do it later," say out loud "I’m procrastinating!"
There’s got to be a time in your life when you stop intending and start acting. Stop making excuses.

I have heard that getting the rocket off the launch pad requires the most amount of energy. But once the rocket is in orbit, it takes very little energy to keep moving.

So what do you say… are you going to get moving?

Go Give em Heaven,
Pastor Scott