What would have to happen to get you past the excuses?
Why have you not already done what God, so plainly, told you to do? I've asked myself those questions so many times. Why do I put things off? Why do you?
It's no great revelation that human's have a strong compensity to making excuses. It started with Eve when she, without hesitation, made an excuse for why she ate fruit from the tree of life. "Why?" God asked. "Oh, that's easy", she answered, "It's the serpents fault. He's the one who pressed me until I finally decided to try the fruit."
Excuses, excuses. We all have them, but they will never deliver the best God has for us.
We Christians believe we've learned to stand on the Word; to speak the Word and operate in the Word, but where is our get-up-and-go attitude? Are we a doer or a hearer only?
It's God's instructions that bring blessing into our lives, but why is it that his instructions are the very thing many people run from? It reminds me of my kids when they were little. I had to nearly drag them into the bathroom and force them into the tub for a bath. The bath promised to be fun. They would get to splash water, make funny faces with the suds and help their dolls swim, but for as long as possible they fought getting in the tub.
As soon as they finally got in the tub, all the tears and arguing stopped. They found it was a wonderful place to be and I'd have as much trouble getting them out as I had getting them in.
In the same way, God's blessing should be the thing we run to, not run from. If he's given us an instruction, only good can come from it so why do we procrastinate and find excuses for why we haven't done what he's told us to do?
It's time to move forward. We can't just say we are going to do better and try harder. We've got to actually move.
Time wasters and time stealers can become idols in our lives. God hates idols. "You shall have no other God's before me," he said in Exodus 20:3. You see, one of the big problems with idols is that they can't deliver. Idols lie. Idols deceive. They never settle for just a little. Idols push until they take control.
An example is in Prov. 5:3-5 where the lips of a woman dripped with honey. She promised something wonderful, fun and exciting, but in the end she delivered bitter wormwood. She offered honey, but delivered death.
Idols always offer things they can't deliver. God on the other hand, always delivers what he says he will. Can procrastination be an idol? Can we avoid doing what God told us to do until procrastination takes up a place of strength in our lives?
This is all just food for thought. What is it that God told you to do, that procrastination takes presidence over?
We have a higher purpose, a higher destiny, but satan wants to kill, steal and destroy that destiny. Procrastination says it’s too much trouble. Procrastination says you're too busy. The truth is, resisting the best, delivers the worse.
e wants us to ABOUND in every good work. I remember a preacher saying, "God will take better care of you accidentally than you could ever take care of yourself on purpose."
Stop resisting what is best for you. God always delivers what he promises. What has he said to do that you continue to put off? Resisting the best will deliver the worse. Let me encourage you to find time to do what he's already impressed in your spirit. You can trust God.
© KPI 2013