Are You a Procrastinator?

“Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.”

James 4:17

Ponder This

The man described in this passage knew what he ought to do, but he didn’t do it. He’s boasting in himself and all that he’s done. He has become complacent. He is aware of God’s will, but he doesn’t want to do it. Procrastination may be the biggest problem most of us have today. It’s a very deceptive sin. You see, other sins are very obvious: drunkenness, stealing, hate, violence—these are all very obvious. But procrastination is so deceptive. Many of us think we’re doing good if we don’t do a specific list of sins. But most of us don’t think of procrastination as a sin. Yet, it is a greater sin to fail to do what you ought to do than to do what you ought not do. What is God calling you to do today, and how will you respond?

  • Is there anywhere you are procrastinating to show obedience to what God has called you to do?
  • How do you need to respond today so this will not linger in your life?

Practice This

Make a list of things you know God is calling you to do. Take practical steps of obedience in these areas today.