Do You Procrastinate?

Do you procrastinate? If so, do you know why you procrastinate? If not, read on for some insights.

Procrastination is one of Satan’s chief tools for thwarting your destiny.  If he can get you to put off the important things of life, he has you conquered. But if you recognize his tactics and know how to deal with them, you will conquer him.

Procrastination has many causes, the chief of which I’ve listed below:

  • Perfectionism. The person who procrastinates is usually perfectionistic. He procrastinates because he is afraid that he will not do perfectly the thing he needs to do.
  • Fear.  This reason is closely related to perfectionism. The fear could be fear of not doing something right, or it could be the fear of failing altogether. It could also be the fear of success.
  • Laziness. Some people procrastinate because they are just plain lazy. Scripture tells us in Proverbs 18:9 that “whoever is slack in his work is a brother to him who destroys.” Lazy people destroy not only their own lives but often the lives of those closest to them.

As Edward Young said, “Procrastination is the thief of time.”  Time is life. When we procrastinate, we allow Satan to steal our life. 

If you procrastinate, ask God to show you the reasons behind your procrastination. Then ask Him to set you free.

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