I know that if I look back over my journal entries and replay my thoughts, I’ve entered this realm before. ” God, this time, I’m FOR REAL!!!! (yeah, the exclamation points meant I was serious….that day) Now don’t get me wrong, God is not to be mocked, and that is far from my intention here,
but how do you get rid of a procrastinating spirit? Understanding that my God is a God of order and action, How, as His child, a child of The Most High can I be plagued by a spirit of procrastination? Well let’s be real….Laziness! All procrastination is, is a $100 word for L.A.Z.Y! Yup, I’ll admit it. I am learning that my passion for Christ means nothing without a committed spirit. How do you get a committed spirit my friend? Glad you asked TRAIN!! Train like you would if you ran a marathon! You would work out daily (WORSHIP) you would train daily (STUDY) and you would seek out a trainer that could get you to the best place physically and mentally(PRAY). So here we have it Worship, Study and Pray…..CONSTANTLY! Without fail and intentionally! Let the process (yes its a process) be considered a
MUST DO and not a Have to do. Tell yourself “I must worship God because this is my chance to tell Him how much I love appreciate and need Him!” Yes NEED!! We need Him so much! I must study Gods Word. If I don’t study God’s Word, how will I know about Him? How will I know that I need Him, How will I know???
I must pray! Pray in faith and with boldness pray against feelings and circumstances. What I mean is this, sometimes I don’t “feel” like praying but it’s my life line to my Abba (Father), sometimes I don’t “feel” God when I’m praying but the Bible teaches me that He will never leave
me nor forsake me. Sometimes I “feel” like I don’t have enough faith but the Bible teaches me that He has given EVERY man a measure of faith… you know.. THE MUSTARD SEED! Yup, you got it too! So in the face of your circumstances, hurt, anger, confusion, insecurity, PRAY! Your life really does depend on it! So lets push past feeling and embark on faith! Are you ready to become committed and ready to do what God has ordained for you?? LETS GO!! Know that Sister So-So may pray for hours, but it doesn’t mean that you will. Brother Jo-Jo may read a book in the Bible every day, but it doesn’t mean you have too. Cousin Mo-Mo may speak in tongues 10 out of 24 hours a day, and all are OK, but don’t measure your time with God based on someone else’s. Your commitment is just that YOURS! Intimate, personal, and tailored made for the only two in the relationship that matter, You and God! Don’t measure yourself against anyone, if you are falling short on your end of the deal, you will know, He will tell you, simple as that!
Please know that this blog entry is a answered prayer of my own, in the moments that I had written this in my journal (10/19/09 to be exact) God answered two prayers of mine! Woo!! Thank you Father! 1. My first prayer was, you guessed it, how to shake this laziness….So CHECK! that’s done! 2. Father, what can I do to prepare myself for what you have called me to do (The gift of writing is one of my many blessings! Isn’t God great!)? BLOG AND SHARE!! Great…CHECK! Answered prayers are great, and they increase your faith and they propel you to pray more, study more and worship more, so you end up with what… you guessed it A COMMITTED HEART TO GOD! YAY!!! So how do we ditch procrastination and embody a new and invigorating commitment to God?
Say with with me…
DAILY!! MAKE IT A ROUTINE, MAKE IT A NECESSARY, AN UNABLE TO LIVE WITHOUT, Part of your life!