Procrastination Or Patience
Isaiah 40:31: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Luke 19:5: And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house.
Acts 22:18: And saw him saying unto me, Make haste, and get thee quickly out of Jerusalem: for they will not receive thy testimony concerning me.
So which is it? Should we wait upon the Lord or should we make haste? God knows what we should do and when we should do it. We are as dependent upon Him about when we should do something as we are about what we should do. Some folks seem to call their procrastination patience. Procrastination is what our flesh wants to do. Patience is what God wants us to have. Rushing is what our flesh wants to do. Making haste is what He wants us to do.
I tend toward rushing and impatience. Some tend toward procrastination that is not patience. Often putting things off means dealing with them at least twice and wastes time or even worse, forgetting them altogether. Procrastination might even be connected with laziness. If individuals have a procrastination habit, they will probably have insurmountable tasks and accomplish nothing. Lord, help us to do things at the right time, your time.
Care to discuss Procrastination Or Patience with Ron?