Pastor Gil teaches about what the Word of God says on the topic of procrastination. Wasting time, opportunity, and among others makes us think twice about procrastinating. Watch the video and follow the slides as we all dig deeper into the Bible.
PUTTING AN END TO PROCRASTINATION
James 4:17 "Anyone who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins."
I. THE CAUSES OF PROCRASTINATION
"A double minded man is unstable in all he does" James 1:8
"If you wait for perfect conditions, you'll never get anything done!"
Eccl. 11:4 (LB)
"The fear of man is a trap..."
Prov. 29:25 (LB)
"A lazy person is as bad as someone who is destructive."
Prov. 18:9 (GN)
LAZINESS (#1 reason)
"Lazy people want much but get little, while the diligent are prospering."
Prov. 13:4 (LB)
II. THE COST OF PROCRASTINATION
IT CAUSES MORE PROBLEMS.
"A lazy person has trouble all through life."
Prov. 15:19 (LB)
IT WASTES OPPORTUNITIES.
"If you won't plow in the cold, you won't eat at harvest."
Prov. 20;4 (LB)
IT HURTS OTHERS.
“Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.”
1 John 3:18 (NLT)
III. THE CURE FOR PROCRASTINATION
STOP MAKING EXCUSES.
"The lazy man is full of excuses..." Prov. 22:13 (LB)
"Never boast about tomorrow. You don't know what will happen between now and then."
Prov. 21:1 (GN)
ESTABLISH A PLANNED SCHEDULE.
"A wise man plans ahead. A fool doesn't." Prov. 13:16 (LB)
"Live like wise men ... Make good use of EVERY opportunity you get ..." Eph. 5:16 (GN)
FACE MY FEARS.
"There is nothing I cannot master with the help of Christ who gives me strength."
Phil 4:13 (JB)
FOCUS ON THE GAIN, NOT THE PAIN.
"So let us not become tired of doing good; for if we do not give up, the time will come when we reap a harvest."
Gal. 6:9 (GN)