Tuesday, 16 November 2010
I have spoken to a number of students over the past few weeks and it seems that many people find great excuses NOT to study. When I studied I used to call it "fighting procrastination!" Don't you find it amazing that odd jobs around the house suddenly seem much more inviting, compared with sitting down to learn? The proverbial 'to do' list is a huge temptation and often wins out over the hours of learning.
What happens when we embrace procrastination in other areas of our lives? Does it impact our relationships or even our future? Even worse does it impact our faith and the Church?
We say things like, 'I'll read the Bible tomorrow', but we find the time to read the newspaper from cover to cover or spend time on facebook!
We convince ourselves 'next year I am going to do something radical for God' and before we know it 'next year' is 2015 and not 2010.
Is there something that you are putting off until later? Are you fighting procrastination? If we are, then here's some good advice for us:
“Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.” - Thomas Jefferson
Psalm 118:24 - "The LORD has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad."
Live for God today!