“It’s okay. I’ll do it tomorrow”. And then the next day rolls around. “I don’t feel like it today. I’ll do it tomorrow”. And yet a third day rolls forth and again we say to yourselves “nah, this really don’t have to be done today. I can always do this later”.
Well, guess what, people! Jesus Christ is not a “part-time” God! Which is why we ourselves can not be “part-time” servants! The Lord up in heaven is rolling about 24/7 and doesn’t take any “breaks”, so why should WE?
Many tragedies in our very own lives could’ve been prevented had we listened to the true spiritual voice of Jesus. In fact, we could’ve prevented many bad relationships/marriages and/or situations if we had listened to Jesus Christ and done what HE wanted us to do at the time that HE wanted us to do it!
For example, lets say you’re a woman who’s caught up in the wrong relationship….a relationship that’s taking you away from Jesus. So the Lord says to that woman “leave him. Forget him and follow me, instead”. If you’re like most women who’s desperately in love with your man, you’re probably gonna cling to your man for awhile and “put off” leaving him, telling yourself “it’s okay, I’ll do it in a couple of days” or “I’ll do it a couple of weeks from now”. And then 1 week turns into 1 month turns into YEARS. And lets face it, that is WILLFUL DISOBEDIENCE of the Lord’s will. And we only have to turn to Revelation in the bible to see the fate of those unrepentant sinners who are either “blissfully unaware” of their sins or that CHOOSE to continue to live in them….Need I say anything more?
Or perhaps you’re a man or woman who was either layed off or quit your job. And so the Lord says “find another job”. And well, in today’s economy, it’s quite TEMPTING to give in to feelings of fear, disillusionment, anger…..even laziness. But the longer we “put off” trying to find a job, the longer we are actually giving in to Satan and Satan’s power and once again drowning out the voice of Jesus.
That’s all procrastination really boils down to. Drowning out the voice of Jesus Christ.
And then there’s those unfortunate souls out there who KNOW they are not right with God, who KNOW there’s things they must still do/repent of and of whom KNOW they’re not doing what Jesus asked/that they are “knowingly” drowning out the voice of Jesus. But yet, they turn around and *lament* about their knowledge that they are headed for HELL when they die….
Well, my friends, Jesus Christ can NOT help you if you don’t cry out to him. Even if you don’t FEEL like crying out to him, do it anyways! TRUST ME ON THIS!
Pray to him “Lord, I feel angry, I feel disillusioned with the job market, I feel drained of energy and lazy. I know I’m not right with you. I know I’ve lost my motivation to be right with you. But please GIVE ME the motivation to be right with you. Please guide me INTO a right path with you. Please make your heavenly voice SO LOUD within my soul that there’s NO mistaking it and NO drowning it out, no matter what. Please make your will SO obvious that to me, it’s UNDENIABLE. Please show me what I’m doing right and what I need to do better. Oh Lord, please have mercy on me, a sinner!”
Now, going back to how Jesus wants us to do things at times when HE wants us to do it. Perhaps you’re at the grocery store and the Lord suddenly wants you to ask someone a question (even if the question isn’t anything about religion). But you think that’s weird and so you don’t do it. And then, that person later ends up getting injured by a drunk driver. Maybe those 30+ seconds spent asking them the question would’ve delayed the time-plane interval enough where they wouldn’t have gotten into the accident….
See, the Lord knows everything that’s gonna happen way ahead of time. Just like the Lord also knows how to prevent certain things, as well. However, the Lord can NOT intervene with human free will. So theoretically speaking, rather or not “person B” ended up later getting injured by a drunk driver was dependent on rather or not “person A” at the grocery store decided to exercise their free will to “serve the Lord” or NOT serve the Lord, see? The Lord’s theoretical request for us to stop and ask someone a question in the grocery store might not make sense to US but it makes perfect sense to HIM, see? There’s divine reasoning for EVERYTHING he asks us to do (both great and small). And when we DELAY to do it or don’t do it AT ALL (whatever he asks us to do WHEN he asks us to do it), consequences often strike.
The devil is very, very good at getting us to procrastinate and question things, question ourselves, question God, etc. (Believe me, I know from personal experience, here). And though we don’t always realize it, whenever we “stray” from Jesus, Jesus is not only ANGRY but he is FULL OF TEARS.
Have you ever felt or sensed the anger AND the “tears” of Jesus Christ when we’ve said/done something wrong? “I” have and it’s not a great feeling.
But then, the devil tries to FEED off that “guilt” we feel over displeasing Jesus Christ and tries to get us to believe that we are SO BAD, SO FILTHY in the Lord’s site, that the Lord Jesus will NEVER forgive us and accept us back. But my friend, these are all lies!
Jesus Christ LOVES YOU! And he wants to have a spiritual relationship with you! But he can’t do that if you won’t let him! REPENT of your sins and stop doing them! Read the bible! Get baptized in Jesus’s name! Get to know Jesus TODAY!
And if you’ve been straying from Jesus lately, COME BACK TO HIM! Don’t worry, don’t be scared. Jesus Christ will accept you back with wide, OPEN ARMS (provided you truly repented of your sins and prayed for FORGIVENESS of your sins).