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Monday, 14 January 2013

5MistakesToAvoidInTheNewYear - (2) Procrastination

The wise define procrastination as the thief of time….the dictionary defines it as putting off doing something especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness more so to delay or postpone needlessly. (Copy and tweet).Whilst God sees it as a spirit that causes His children to lose sight of His best for them which stops them from coming into fruition subsequently. “One of these days means none of these days” is an old English adage that spells out the doom and gloom awaiting those who never seem to get important and needful things done because of procrastination. (Copy and tweet).

In the field of psychology, procrastination refers to the act of replacing high-priority actions with tasks of lower priority, or doing something from which one derives enjoyment, and thus putting off important tasks to a later time. (Copy and tweet). Hmmm! Selah!

Life and its challenges are enormous yet the everyday pressing and important things you have to do in order to enhance your life cannot be left at the beck and call of your emotions. (Copy and tweet). One of these days……yes you said so and so did you say the last time but up on till now nothing has been done. One of the most subtle weapons of hell directed at the children of God is PROCRASTINATION. (Copy and tweet). The devil knows if he can stop you from doing that which you are meant to do, then he can stop you from achieving the fullness of your dreams and aspirations you have.

Until you make a move towards doing what has to be done, your life remains the same and like a rat, you will be caught in the same wheel of unproductivity, regret etc and forever remain a rat (Copy and tweet). People who act on their word are progressive people!

Like the slothful in the book of Proverbs 6, he lives his life knowing what to do everyday yet never does any of them. (Copy and tweet). In the absence of action, slumber and sleep and the folding of the arm is what he is left with. This in the end produces nothing but regrets and abject poverty. He is reduced to a pauper and a beggar. 

A few years ago I stopped making “new year resolutions”simply because I realised none of them got satisfied as far as am concern. I saw them as just things I procrastinated on. I have made up my mind to MIND the things that matter first in almost every day I live. (Copy and tweet). Have you notice something about God that He never procrastinates? If He isn’t ready, He doesn’t do anything. (Copy and tweet). When God gets ready, He moves with power and authority to do what has to be done. (Copy and tweet). We have been created in the image of God and it’s about time you learn to do what God does -kill the spirit, attitude and character of procrastination.

I have been afforded the privilege of talking to many who are advanced in age. Those who procrastinated about certain things they ought to do, now live in so much pain and regret and sometimes they end up in jealousy, envy and regret. (Copy and tweet). Those who maximised the moment, eschewed procrastination and did what had to done have joy and laughter oozing freely out of them. (Copy and tweet). **Secret– they have also been financially rewarded!

PrayerFather in the name of Jesus, help me deal withthe attitude and Spirit of procrastination. I commit all that I have to do this year into your hands. I believe the Holy Spirit is in my life to help me be a doer of the ideas you freely give to me. Thank you in Jesus mighty name. Amen!

What are some of the ways one can deal with Procrastination? Letme know your thoughts.

In His Service
J. Akuoko II

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