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Half Asterisk: Whatcha Waitin’ For (Procrastination)-(Selected Scriptures)

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WHY DO I PROCRASTINATE?

1)  Because I’m Afraid.

The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe.

Proverbs 29:25 (ESV)

2) Because I’m A Perfectionist.

If you wait for perfect conditions, you’ll never get anything done!

Ecclesiastes 11:4 (LB)

3) Because I’m Lacking Faith.

A double minded man is unstable in all he does.

James 1:8 (LB)

4) Because I’m Lazy.

Lazy people want much but get little, while the diligent are prospering.

Proverbs 13:4 (LB)

5) Because I’m Making Excuses.

WHAT DO I PROCRASTINATE?

1) Mending Broken Relationships.

Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry…

Ephesians 4:26 (NIV)

2) Managing My Finances.

…the borrower is the slave of the lender.

Proverbs 22:7 (ESV)

3) Following The Lord.

Jesus told him, “Foxes have dens, and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head.” Then He said to another, “Follow Me.” “Lord,” he said, “first let me go bury my father.” But He told him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and spread the news of the kingdom of God.” Another also said, “I will follow You, Lord, but first let me go and say good-bye to those at my house.” But Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”

Luke 9:58-62 (HCSB)
4) Other Areas Of My Life.

If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.

James 4:17 (NIV)
HOW CAN I BEAT PROCRASTINATION?

1) Develop Discipline.

…but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.

Psalm 1:2 (ESV)

2) Ask For Help.

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.

Proverbs 12:15 (ESV)

3) Access Your Resources.

His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.

2 Peter 1:3 (HCSB)

4) Start Today.

Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.

Proverbs 16:3 (NLT)

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters…

Colossians 3:23 (NIV)