Do you procrastinate? I think we all do at times. Maybe not with priorities but in the small things.
There are days I think, why bother.
Why bother to encourage my friend with hope when honestly, the situation just seems hopeless.
Why bother praying, when my prayers seem to be stuck on hold.
Why do I think I can write a blog post that could possibly encourage someone with Hope.
Sometimes, I don’t bother, I don’t pray and I don’t write. I procrastinate.
I’ll get around to it eventually. I go through times of procrastinating and other times, I’m on it. I accomplish the prayers, the writing, the encouraging.
I read in a Brennan Manning book recently that procrastination is wasting the energies of life and love that are within us. He also writes, “ How much faith, how much hope, how much love does the perpetual procrastinator really have?” And then the quote I added in the above image. His words have made me pause, pray and confess. I want to do better.
I can think of a lot of reasons. OK, a lot of excuses. But if I truly believe God’s message of Hope, I’m to share His hope with our hurting world. Whether I feel like it or not. Whether I think anyone reads or not. Whether I feel qualified or not. God doesn’t call the qualified; He qualifies the called.
Quite frankly, procrastination is a sin.
James 4:17 English Standard Version (ESV) 17 So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.
Here is a link to Bible Verses about procrastination.
So friend, what are you procrastinating about? This is not a make-you-feel-guilty-post. God doesn’t condemn us. He only asks us to confess and repent. We can do better.
There is Hope for our “why bother” days.