Carey Lewis Devotions
Sunday, October 7th, 2018
Gotcha's Detours: Procrastination
And He said to another, 'Follow Me.' But he said, 'Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father.' But He said to him, 'Allow the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim everywhere the kingdom of God.' Another also said, 'I will follow You, Lord; but first permit me to say good-bye to those at home.' But Jesus said to him, 'No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.'
Luke 9:59-62 (NASB)
I used to be a procrastinator about many things: chores, yard work, errands, paying bills, exercise, filing papers or conversations I'd rather avoid.

I procrastinated in meeting Christ. Because of three Christian friends, I was drawn. But I delayed my own enlightenment by not taking the time to seek the truth.

If procrastination is a demon or a selective form of laziness, I got hit... or indulged a bad habit. Either way, prayer is the best answer to battle unhelpful hesitations. Consider:

1) Once we've decided to follow Jesus, He expects commitment and quick response.

2) Life is easier when we don't delay the things we know we are supposed to do.

3) We turn our own molehills into mountains when we let dread and dust accumulate.

Life flows best without procrastination.

## Gotcha's Detours: Procrastination (Part 50)

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Gotcha! series.

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"I labored, yet not I. By the grace of God, I am what I am, and do what I do' (paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 15:10). I love God's Word. As a late-in-life committed Christian with no Bible training prior to age 51, some people wonder how I'm qualified to write devotions. I wonder that, too. But God loves children and fools for Him. I am both. Ghost Writer? God.

Carey Lewis

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