Thursday 22 November 2018
When you delay doing something that you ought to do, it is called procrastination. Almost everyone procrastinate at one time or another. But for some people, procrastinating has become a habit. They just cannot decide and do something immediately; they must find an excuse to postpone it till a more convenient time. Indeed procrastination is the thief of time. It steals the time for homework, laundry, polishing your shoes, or washing dad’s car.
Procrastination may lead to lateness, unfinished tasks, and sometimes, telling lies to cover up. Meditate on this fine poem by James Albery:
He slept beneath the moon;
He basked beneath the sun;
He lived a life of going to do;
And died with nothing done.
Many of us go through life with an array of undone tasks, large and small, nibbling at our conscience. What you need to do today, do it with dispatch. Be urgent and diligent in your work.
“Whatsoever thy hand find to do, do it with thy might…” (Ecclesiastes 9:10).
QUOTE: Do it with dispatch
CHALLENGE: Procrastination creates backlog of unfinished tasks.
PRAYER: Lord, help me to be conscious of time.
FURTHER READING: JAMES 4:13-17
Source: Higher Everyday Daily Devotional