• Danny Domingo

PROCRASTINATION


One of the reasons we struggle in life is because of procrastination. We try to avoid doing a task that needs to be accomplished. We may keep putting it off in doing it because we are too lazy to do it. Regardless of our reasons, the more we procrastinate, the more we put ourselves in worry and a lot of trouble. In Proverbs 24:30-34, it gives an illustration of the danger of procrastination, "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."

God wants us to be diligent in doing good because God wants us to succeed in life and serve Him well. If we are always behind on our tasks, we will never be able to advance and enjoy life. God's intention in our life is to be free from anything that bogs us down so that we can live the life that God wants us to have. If we are struggling with procrastination, the first thing that we need to do is to pray that God will help us not to procrastinate. We need God's intervention in our lives because He is the only one who can give us the power to do what is right. Secondly, we need to start working on the task that we need to accomplish one step at a time. Do not let our task overwhelm us, but like a logger cutting a huge tree one chop at a time, and before long, the tree will fall.

We always need to remember that the task that we have today may never go away until we do something about it. So it is better to do it now so that we can move forward and not worry about it. Life is full of challenges, and we need to face life, just like how God wants us to face it. God promises us that He is always there for us, and we can do all things through Christ Jesus, who strengthens us (Philippians 4:13). Let's continue to trust our Lord Jesus and not procrastinate.

Ask yourself these questions: Do I have an important task that I have been putting it off? Why am I procrastinating? What should I do when I am procrastinating?

Write down all the worries that you are facing today and lift them up to God.

Prayer:

Father in Heaven, thank you for encouraging me today to be diligent in doing good and not to procrastinate. Please protect me from laziness and procrastination because I want to succeed in life and live my life according to your will. Please help me now with (mention your prayer requests). In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.