|Hi there, in James it says...
"Anyone who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins." James 4:17
The Bible has a lot to say about procrastination. Just take a minute to let this sink in.
"I know what I ought to do and I don't do it. I know the things I shouldn't do and yet I do them...I procrastinate about the things I really want to change in my life."
The Bible says we procrastinate because of...
- Indecision. "A double minded man is unstable in all he does." James 1:8
Indecision causes you to postpone things...getting your car mended, choosing a university, getting married, changing your job, stepping out and doing what you know the Lord has asked you to do. When you don't make a decision or if put things off until later, it costs you, and might cost other people, and sometimes the cost is high.
- Perfectionism. "If you wait for perfect conditions, you'll never get anything done!" Ecclesiastes 11:4
If you wait for things to be 'just right', you're going to wait a long time.
- Fear. "The fear of man is a trap." Proverbs 29:25
If you've been postponing going to the doctor, having that difficult conversation, getting marriage counseling, sharing what the Lord has put on your heart...ask yourself, "What am I afraid of?"
- Anger. "A lazy person is as bad as someone who is destructive, slack habits and sloppy work are as bad as vandalism." Proverbs 18:9
Procrastination can be a way to get back at people you don't like. You delay, maybe you do it but take a long time doing it. One of the reasons for that might be that you're resisting control. Procrastination can be passive resistance. I really don't want to do it because I don't like being told what to do. Suppressed anger can be the reason you put
- Laziness. "Lazy people want much but get little, while the diligent are prospering." Proverbs 13:4
'Easy' sells things, if it's easy, we like the idea. If it's hard, we're not so keen. Books with titles like, "Seven Difficult Steps to Transform Your Life" or "Ten Really Hard Ways to Get Fit" wouldn't sell, the titles would put people off! We're attracted to the easy ways. If we think it's hard we often don't even try.
The next time you find yourself procrastinating, stop and ask yourself what's going on? Then ask God to help you to deal with whatever it is so you can move forward and do what you need to do.
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Most people DO NOT value their time. They think they do, but if you carefully observe their behavior, you will notice priorities out of order, lack of focus, and numerous ways they procrastinate and waste time.
Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present." Roger Babson
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