Are You Using Your Time Wisely?
Time is valuable. It is so valuable that once it is gone, we can't get it back. Other things we can replace. But not time. And yet it is the one thing that we waste the most. While I am sheltering at home I am working remotely and this has caused me to have a different routine. Since I don't have to get up, get dressed, and commute to work, my schedule is all off. I stay up sometimes until two or three o’clock in the morning. I might take a nap during the day. My whole concept of time is off right now. And because of that, it is easier for me to procrastinate. I will say, I will do that tomorrow. Whatever “that” is. Since I am staying at home, I rationalize that putting things off will make sure I have something to do tomorrow. Tomorrow. What a word. Procrastination. Another word. It is putting off until tomorrow what could really be done today.
The other day during my quiet time, I read an article that said that when we procrastinate and say we will do it tomorrow, we are presuming that we will be around tomorrow. That really stuck with me. I find myself being more conscious about it now. When I put something off for no reason other than I just don't want to do it right then, I think about that statement. Looking at procrastination from a biblical standpoint, God gave us a certain number of days. We should plan on making the most out of that time. Procrastination can create havoc on our goals. If we keep putting things off, we will never accomplish all of the things we want to get done.
We procrastinate for various reasons. Out of fear, out of laziness, out of a lack of knowledge in whatever it is we want to do. Lack of time...the list goes on and on. But remember every time we put off doing something, there are consequences that come with that. If we put off getting our oil checked, we could cause major damage to our car engine. If we put off seeing our dentist, we could have painful dental issues later. If we put off going after our goal, dream etc., it might be too late when we finally get around to it.
Don’t let procrastination stop you from getting everything you want to get accomplished in a timely manner. Remember, there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NIV). Make sure you don’t miss your time.