Procrastination is the act or habit of procrastinating, or putting off or delaying, especially something requiring immediate attention. Remember putting off that assignment until the last possible day, then spending the entire night working on the assignment, telling yourself that you will never do it again, only to do the same thing the next time? It’s called procrastination. Solomon said the following:

“Those too lazy to plow in the right season will have no food at the harvest.” Proverbs 20:4 (NLT)

Procrastination steals your time, and time is the one thing you can never get back! J. Oswald Sanders, one of my favorite authors, said the following about procrastination in his book Spiritual Leadership:

“Procrastination, the thief of time, is one of the devil’s most potent weapons for defrauding us of eternal heritage. The habit of ‘Putting off’ is fatal to spiritual leadership. ‘Do it now’ is a motto that has led many people to worldly success, and it’s equally relevant in spiritual matters.”


“A life long reader was asked by a friend, ‘How do you get time for it?’ He replied ‘I don’t get time for it, I make time.'”

Are you a procrastinator? If you are, it’s time to change.

Be Blessed,

Bishop Jemmott

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