Wednesday, May 15, 2013


"Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be foolish~ but understand what the will of the Lord is." Ephesians 5:15-17

Will Rogers once said, "You may be on the right track, but you'll get run over if you just sit there."  There are thousands of quotes on record dealing with the topic of procrastination. Procrastination may be one of Satan's most powerful tools.

A sinner under conviction puts off making a decision about salvation because Satan is there saying, "Wait until tomorrow."  Then after a person becomes a Christian, Satan is still there causing him/her to put off until a more convenient time the doing of good works like helping those in need or some other good deed.  The devil is no respecter of persons when it comes to procrastination.

Even Paul had a problem with this.  He said, "For I do not do the good that I want to do, but I practice the evil that I do not want to do. (HSB Romans 7:19)

We should not feel less guilty about putting off doing good works just because others are doing the same thing.  Maybe we need to tell' someone that we love him/her, make a visit to see a sick person, or write a letter to someone who is discouraged while he/she is still alive instead of having to bear that awful feeling of guilt after hearing of their death.

Scripture to Claim:
…But if I am doing the very thing I do not want, I am no longer the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me.  I find then the [a]principle that evil is present in me, the one who wants to do good…Romans 7:20-21

Submitted by Deacon John Brown

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