Procrastination or Determination
How do I start?
What if no one reads it?
Will anyone even like what I've spent hours doing?
What if I'm no good?
How will I know if it's what they want to hear?
Those are the questions that constantly go through my head when writing. And not only that, but also in real life problems too. So my solution has always been to procrastinate. But that's not okay. When I became a Christian I should have left my procrastinating days behind me. There is no procrastinating when your following Christ.
I can't just say, "Well, I'm to tired tonight to pray with the family so I'll do it in the morning." or "I'm not going to go spread God's Word this week because my agenda is to full."
I've wanted to go on a mission trip to spread God's word for years and do you know what I did? I listened to what everyone was saying and at one point I started to believe it.
Your to young.
Did you know that God has never put a limit on how old you have to be to spread His Word. He never said, "You can't do that! Your to young! Your to small (think of David and Goliath)! Your not good enough!"
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity. Until I get there, focus on the public reading of scripture, encouraging the believers, and teaching them. 1 Timothy 4:12
I'm ready to stop procrastinating. I am determined to do it. Which brings me to my next subject.
Everyone's heard that before. It's nothing new. Basically the opposite of procrastination (note: I said basically). So most of you had already assumed where I was going with this from the way beginning, but seriously. Take a moment and think about it.
WHAT IF: We changed our procrastinating ways and turned them into determination? What would happen then? Do you know how much more we would get done in a day? And this goes on to more than just a decision on whether or not we should go on a missions trip. It could be little, everyday things, like doing the dishes or the laundry (take my least favorite chores for example). I honestly don't mind doing them as long as there is not too much to deal with. Dare I say it, I might even enjoy it. If only I chose determination rather than procrastination.
We can't go on living like this. We won't get anywhere! We'll be like a couple of fools stuck in mud!
Do not neglect the spiritual gift you received through the prophecy spoken over you when the elders of the church laid their hands on you. Give your complete attention to these matters. Throw yourself into your tasks so that everyone will see your progress. Keep a close watch on how you live and on your teaching. Stay true to what is right for the sake of your own salvation and the salvation of those who hear you. 1 Timothy 4:13-16
So what you can think about when you are considering determination is, your doing it for the Lord (Colossians 3:23-24), not yourself, not your neighbor, spouse, or even yourself. Prove to God that you are capable. Prove to everyone that you CAN. Because determination is big. You can choose it or you can choose procrastination. But with one you can win, and the other you won't.
Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified. 1 Corinthians 9:24-27