“How Long Will You Wait?”

Procrastination means putting something off. It mean not acting on something today. And most, if not all of us, have been guilty of procrastination.
Maybe we put off till tomorrow beginning to exercise and lose weight.
Maybe we put off till tomorrow beginning a new project.
In the book of Joshua, the Bible tells us that after some of the land had been given to the people, there remained seven tribes that hadn’t taken their land. Joshua called the entire nation together at Shiloh and he asked the seven tribes who hadn’t claimed their land, “How long are you going to wait before taking possession of the remaining land the       Lord, the God of your ancestors, has given to you?”
Focus on the words… “how long are you going to wait?” Joshua was speaking to Israel and asking them “how long they intended to wait to take their land?”
But, the Lord could be speaking to us and asking, “How long are you going to wait, Christian?”
“How long are you going to wait to talk to the person you offended and make that relationship right?”
“How long are you going to wait to witness to that person who has been on your mind?”
“How long are you going to wait to go see that elderly person that has been on your mind?”
“How are you going to wait… to begin tithing?… serving?…. to find a church?….
Someone reading this is procrastinating. Someone reading this has been planning to do something but they keep putting it off. Maybe you are putting it off because it’s going to be painful and you are avoiding the pain. Maybe you are putting it off because you are afraid of making a commitment?
In the book of Exodus, one of the plagues God sent on Israel was the plague of frogs. When the frogs covered the land, Pharoah called Moses and told him to stop the plague.
Moses said, “Ok, when do you want it stopped?”
Pharoah replied, “Tomorrow.”
So, the entire land of Egypt had to live another night with the frogs because Pharoah procrastinated.
Don’t continue to put something off that you should have done some time ago.
Don’t wait another day.

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