I had a close friend that once said, “why do today, what you can put off until tomorrow.” I smile when I think of my friend, because procrastination did mark his life. Always, tomorrow, he would do this or that which needed to be done. I will start cleaning my house tomorrow (it was a mess by the way). I will diet tomorrow. I will grow in my faith tomorrow…..You get the point.
Mark’s gospel is often called the “Immediate” gospel. Over 10 times in the first chapter alone the word “Immediately” was used. The demons obeyed Him “Immediately.” Sickness fled under His healing hand “Immediately.” “And immediately the news about Him went out everywhere…”
The word simply means “without delay.”
What a difference it would make if we each threw the procrastination syndrome out the window and begin to live for His glory, obeying His truth/commands and being about His service “Immediately!”
It is good for me to think on, “am I more of a procrastinator or one who responds to the Lord’s truths “Immediately?” I know what He deserves….
Striving together for His glory,
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Please join us for worship this Sunday at our church facility, 33rd and Avenue I, Kearney, Nebraska, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:00 a.m.