Procrastination! We’ve all been there. You know – always Putting things off for another day (or year) – until sometimes, it’s really hard to play catch up.
Did you know that sometimes we procrastinate because of the feelings of relief we feel – for not having to do the task that we’re putting off? But that’s quickly replaced by the more intense feelings of stress and sometimes – desperation – when we have to finally get to it – but now, the task comes with even more pressure. Procrastination produces stress, frustration, and beyond desperation – it even leads people to feel a sense of inward failure when they look at the work or task that perhaps was never accomplished or completed. Some may say this is failure, but I prefer to look beyond the issue of procrastination, and the ‘undone work’ into the power of God to both help and heal hearts and actions in this issue.
The beginning of healing and help in this area is when we finally and firmly resolve in our hearts to give and dedicate each day to God. When God created the universe and all that is – He did it in perfect and divine order. Each day and each moment had a purpose. Through a daily relationship with Him, and through His word, he divinely imparts in us that part of His image that helps us to steward each day effectively, fruitfully, and productively. It is amazing but true, walking with the Lord basically eliminates procrastination because He teaches how to love and live life in a way that leaves NOTHING UNDONE at the end of each day, or time frame needed to complete any task, assignment, endeavor, or chore etc.‘God is the one who originally demonstrated starting something, and finishing it.’ Click To Tweet
Don’t let stress and pressure multiply, if there’s something you’ve been putting off – ask God for strength and help with that task, and He’ll help you through one step at a time. Then – go beyond just asking God for help in a specific task. If you struggle with procrastination, simply admit it to God, ask Him for His help, and all that is necessary to bring you to a greater place of order, organization, completion and finalizing tasks and work. God knows there are many things we have to do on a daily basis, and that much of it is not easy! But as we walk with Him, all things properly fall into place, and then we experience the tremendous reward and sense of accomplishment at the completion of each thing.
Remember – God is the one who originally demonstrated starting something, and finishing it. ‘Looking unto Jesus, the Author and the Finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.’ [Hebrews 12:2]