Thursday, January 3, 2013

Spiritual Procrastination

Do you suffer from spiritual procrastination? I do. Here's Pete Wilson's challenging words on that subject:
I read the verse below this morning and thought it was so fitting for the beginning of a new year.
“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12
One of the things that is keeping us from seizing our divine moment is the very dangerous word… Tomorrow. We suffer from what might be called spiritual procrastination.
Now, procrastination is not the same thing as physical laziness. You could be hyperactive and still be a procrastinator.
Procrastination is the failure to do what needs to be done, when it needs to be done.
It’s the failure to do the right thing at the right time. For most of us our problem is not that we don’t know what to do. Our problem is not that we deliberately refuse to do what we ought to do. We just don’t get around to doing it.
There are a variety of consequences to spiritual procrastination from destroying relationships, to stress, to a chronic sense of guilt. It can erode your sense of joy and eat at your self esteem. But the worst is, it will keep you from ever realizing the purpose for which God created you-not because you ever said “no” to God. You just said “tomorrow”.
So here is the bottom line. As we go into this new year, where in your life are you choosing “tomorrow” where God wants you to choose “today”.
Let’s get going. Our days are numbered!