Procrastination (chronic delay) is nothing but a thief! It robs you of your life as it swallows up time. One key to changing anything is getting to the root of why it happens in the first place. Some tasks bring dread, fear, etc....but not being able to confront or push past these emotions (for things necessary or important) can create a build-up of problems! What is it that is really holding you back?
Ask God to reveal to you what is causing the delay over necessary things, which affects your quality of life. One example in my life is I had to figure out why I was struggling with getting up on time for work. On weekends, I very rarely even sleep in, and almost always go to bed between 9 - 10pand often even earlier...so I knew it wasn't a sleep issue. The first thing God revealed was in my mind, I didn't have 'enough' to look forward to, from the day - or unfinished goals I had made recently. A few weeks later, I realized I needed to 'speak life' and think more positive in the morning....think of the positive things I was going to accomplish that day, etc instead of immediately thinking of the negative things...even if it is sometimes only: 'it's too early', 'I want to go back to sleep', 'I don't want to go to work', etc, etc......I also began cultivating a attitude of thankfulness towards God, and expressing that beginning when I 1st open my eyes.
I used to procrastinate in many areas of my life, and often wondered why I had no order in areas of my life: finances included. God began changing all that, and I am finally closer to the light in this area. It was and still is a process; but my quality of life is much more peaceful because of it. One reason for my procrastination was lack of self-confidence.
Let's agree in prayer. Jesus told his disciples, Matthew 18:19-20 NIV - “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” You can also submit a prayer request here,
Dear Lord, I thank You for making provision for me, at the cross...making healing and wholeness available to me. Lord I ask that You reveal to me in the way that only You can, the root causes to my delays in my life. Cause order to take place in each area of my life, and give me wisdom; Your Word says you give wisdom to all that ask without reproach (fault-finding). Fill me up in my inner-man of more of You, so that I may walk in Your strength, and with confidence, knowing that You go before me and behind me in all I do. You also said Your sheep hear and know Your voice, and will not follow that of a stranger; cause me to know and trust You when You speak to me Lord. Cause thankfulness to bubble up in my spirit as well; as you are too good for words! The Alpha and Omega, Beginning and the End, Wonderful Counselor. Jahovah Shalom (the Lord is Peace)! I see it as 'done' Father, as I know your Word does not return to you void (Isaiah 55:11) and You don't withhold any good thing from your children (Psalm 84:11). Thank you Lord. Amen.
About the Author
Davina is a working mother of three, who believes in introducing the true love of Christ to those she encounters, and desires to give the gift of this love to those in need that God has lead her way. She attends The Point Church of Trotwood, Ohio. She is a member of Young Women In Ministry, and is also an avid baker! See her treats at http://www.deesdelightsforyou.com