- Would you consider yourself a procrastinator? Why or why not?
- What do you think God thinks about procrastination?
Reading: Matthew 19: 30
One Easter I received a graduation card. No, it wasn't the typical college senior card for someone who was just a year away from entering the career world. It was a high school graduation card. At the time, I was approaching my senior year of college, three years removed from my high school days. I guess it was one of those cases where they say, "Better late than never!"
My card was from a "recovering procrastinator" as she wisely put it when she handed me the card. She explained that she had very good intentions of giving it to me three years ago but she didn't see me after the graduation ceremony. She was going to send it to me that summer, but she kept putting it off, putting it off, putting it off.
What would've happened if God decided to put off creating light? Would we still be in the dark? Would the world have taken seven weeks to create instead of seven days?
What about Noah? If he put off building the ark, he would've drowned! He was told to start construction right away. Thank goodness he was not a procrastinator!
We live in a fast-paced world and often have to prioritize things. We put off lower priority items to get other tasks accomplished. When we don't really want to do something, or are not motivated, we procrastinate. Remember as a child finding 100 other things you needed to do instead of going to bed?
The "recovering procrastinator" is making great strides in being on time and on top of things, she tells me. But I'm still awaiting for my college graduation card! --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Closing: Pray to God for help with your own procrastination or something else you'd like to be better at doing.