pro·cras·ti·na·tion – the act of procrastinating; putting off or delaying or defering an action to a later time.
“I’ll just have this piece of massive chocolate cake now and start my diet on Monday.”
“I’ll call her on Monday and set up a time to meet her next week. We can make amends then.”
“I’ll fill out and turn in my volunteer sheet on Monday. It’ll work out.”
If I had a dollar for every little thing that I have put off until Monday well then let’s just say I would have lots of money and guess what? Monday comes but it still doesn’t get done. Why do we procrastinate? Why do we delay with things that are so important to us? Do we not want to put out the effort? Do we take for granted that we will have a tomorrow? What if Jesus had said, “Oh, I’ll just sit around with these guys here and do the whole “saving the world” thing on Monday? No! He would not and did not.
He went on a little farther and fell face down on the ground, praying, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will, not mine.”
Things won’t always be comfortable for us. It won’t always come easy. It does take an amount of self-sacrifice to accomplish goals and God given tasks. So what if, like me, you have messed up quite a few times already and need to start over?
Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each day.
I did. I’m off taking random photos of all of my boys because I have been saying that I would. I also called my friend Tracy to schedule a one year photo shoot for Matthias. I’m scratching things off of my to-do list one by one. What are you scratching off of yours?