New Life daily devotion - Apr. 26, 2011

Procrastination
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.                                                 Proverbs 13:12

Do you struggle with procrastination?  A postal worker in Berlin could sympathize with you.  Apparently he was found with ninety boxes of undelivered mail in his basement.  The poor guy said there was just too much mail.  He planned to eventually deliver it all—with the help of friends—but he was completely overwhelmed.

Can you resonate with this guy?  Everyone has nagging unfinished business in their lives—some more than others.

So what is it that you’re putting off?  Weight loss?  A pesky unfinished project around the house?  Everyday cleaning?  A demanding assignment at work?  Maybe you’re avoiding a trip to the doctor or a tough conversation with someone.

Sometimes it feels like you’re falling behind in every area of your life and letting everyone down, doesn’t it?  It doesn’t have to.  Take one step–make one decision and act on it–to finish that piece of unfinished business.  If for some reason you just can’t do it, seek help from a pastor, a friend, or a counselor.

“Procrastination is the thief of time.” - Edward Young (1683-1765)

 

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