Procrastination is a serious spiritual crime. Why? Because it means that we “know” that Jehovah tasked us to do something and we’re taking our time in doing it. Procrastination is slow disobedience. Procrastination is delayed obedience. Procrastination is defiance. Procrastination is a sin. I don’t know why Lot came to mind. When the two angels came to rescue Lot from the demise of Sodom and Gomorrah, the angels had to coax them into obeying and leaving immediately. Jehovah sent angels to warn them of the devastation to come and Lot and his family had to be “led” away. Why?
Jehovah has shown us the devastation to come if we live in sin but instead of immediately coming out of sin, we’re taking our time, procrastinating and lingering in it. Jehovah has shown us the blessings and rewards for our obedience when we start the business, write the book, start the ministry, leave the job, relocate, answer the call, start the prayer line, facilitate the Bible study, write the plan, write the grant, and secure the building but we are taking our sweet time. The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Jehovah wants us to know that “the thing” He has asked us to do has very little to do with “us.” We are “vessels.” If we understood the profundity of the impact our obedience will have on the kingdom, we would move immediately. Why are you so comfortable procrastinating? Because the enemy has deceived you into thinking that it’s just a “personality trait” instead of outright disobedience, opposition toward Jehovah, and downright sin. Let’s go! When I tell you I’m about to get my journal out and revisit what Jehovah has instructed me to do and ask Him for a timeline… Tis NOT the season to be procrastinating. It’s raining torrential rains… I have a “reverent” FEAR of Jehovah. I bind stagnancy in our lives in the name of Jehovah. How will the kingdom advance when the body is stagnant?