It’s a Wrap

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. -Ephesians 5:15-17 KJV

There’s nothing like a bowl of procrastination with a ice cold glass of time. Yep you read that just right. There’s nothing like a bowl of “I’ll do it later, I have time, I’ll get to it and I’ll get it done by the deadline.” We have been called to make the best use of our time and yet sometimes we find ourselves wasting time as though it is not a precious gift that we have been graced with. Ecclesiastes 3:1 tells us that “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven.” The American Heritage Dictionary defines procrastination as “putting off something, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness.”

It is important that we use the time that God has given us to address flaws and not make excuses for them. We are all allotted time and a season to sow and reap. To plant and pluck up. To live and to die. It is important that we make the most of the time that has been given to us. Don’t allow time to become a soggy bowl of cereal because something else, something more important has our attention. God made careful use of His time, from the creation of the world and man to the sending of His son Jesus, all the way up to the manifestation of the eternity.

Jeremiah 1:5 reads, “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” Psalm 139:16 says, “Your eyes saw my unformed body; all my days were written in Your book and ordained for me before one of them came to be.” We are so important to God that He has carefully planned, He’s carefully ordered our very steps. He was so excited for our very existence that He planned this very moment of your reading this passage of inspiration and encouragement.

We miss the orchestration of God, the manifestation of His goodness for our lives when we are not aligned to His time. We don’t have the luxury to live life on what we believe to be our time.

Jesus, when in the garden of Gethsemene prayed to God to let the cup of responsibility pass from him if it be His will but nevertheless he wanted the will of God to be manifested concerning our lives. Jesus knew that the time had come for Him to be lifted up for all men to see that he was the Son of God but in his flesh he felt the weakness that plagues mankind. Luke 22:43 says that “an angel came to him and strengthened him.” Whatever your reason for putting things off, you must stop and face it with God’s grace. It is in our times of weakness that God is our strength. Procrastination will cause us to be deflated and consumed by the power of our flesh. We are nothing without God. Let’s strip ourselves of the garment of procrastination. Procrastination is a spirit of foolish pride. Let is seek the will of God concerning our lives like never before. Let us attach ourselves to His time, to His plans. Let us synchronize our steps in Him.

Let’s not waste another minute of another second. God has need of us. He has need of you! Nevertheless God…not our will but YOUR will be done! Because Jesus was wiling to follow the order of God, he was able to complete the work. He was able to say, “It is finished.” We can’t finish what we never started. Get busy doing the work. Not tomorrow…but today!

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My name is Shaundra Straughter. I am an educator, wife, mother, minister, author, and public speaker. I have been blessed by God with many talents but one purpose. I enjoy coaching and motivating others to success, whether it's in my profession of education or spiritually. I believe that we all have a purpose on this journey and some of us tap into our purpose sooner than others. Wherever you are in your walk, I'd like to encourage you to either get started or keep going! Whatever you do, DON’T GIVE UP!

One thought on “It’s a Wrap

  1. I agree believe or not the movie about the rapture has been in my spirit .I watch it last week and it gave me a lot to think about when we want to put things off instead giving all that you have to give especially when God has put urgency in your spirit about a specific matter. So yeah don’t put off what you can do today for tomorrow: cause you never know when Jesus is coming his word said that he comes as a thief at night that no man knows when the son of man will sound the trumpet. So let’s be in right standing with God. We don’t want to be left behind full of regrets. So please pray with me that my mind won’t get distracted when I should be focusing on the things of GOD. Much Love to You. ❤ Mom

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