As we move on in our pursuit to change, I'd like address a subject many of us deal with:
- I work better when I'm under a deadline.
- I'm more creative when I'm under pressure.
- Why finish my assignment now, when I can finish it later?
When God calls us to a particular task, we need to respond by obeying with excellence.
We need to Obey without delay. After all, delayed obedience is nothing more than disobedience.
In Genesis 22, Abraham and Isaac went to the top of Mount Moriah. God gave Abraham two things to take to the mountain: a son and a knife. Abraham was willing to use the knife on his only son to please God.
God gave David two things: He put a small sling and a small bag holding five smooth stones. It wasn't very much against the giant Goliath, but it was all David needed because God was on his side.
Whatever God placed into David's hand, David used mightily(1 Sam. 17:40-50).
God placed only one thing in Moses' hand: a rod. When God asked Moses what was in his hand, he said, "It's just a rod." But when Moses obeyed God and threw it down according to God's instructions, it became a serpent and the symbol of God's authority in Moses' life (Ex. 4).
God always asks us to respond in obedience when he gives us a job to do.
So ask yourself this: "What has God put in my hand toady, and what is He asking me to do with it?
Friend, no matter what you have in your hand today--a new baby, a computer, a mop, a Bible -God is asking you to use it for your good and His glory. Now!
Are you willing to share your struggle with procrastination?
Are you willing to share your strategies for overcoming procrastination?
We'll explore this further in the next post.