Category Archives: procrastination

The importance of self control to overcome procrastination

The importance of self control to overcome procrastination

Exercise self-control. While analyzing, prioritizing and biblicizing are all necessary steps, exercising self-control with your daily decisions will be essential to overcome procrastination. This is the purpose of the phrase in the Ephesians 5:17 passage—“do not be foolish.” The fool in the Bible describes the one who should have known better, but did not. DespiteContinue Reading

Biblicize It! Defining your roles and responsibilities from the Bible

Biblicize It! Defining your roles and responsibilities from the Bible

To overcome procrastination you will need to analyze what you’re doing wrong with your time, and you will need to make a list of priorities. But ultimately, you must always remember that you are a steward of time, not its owner. When you begin to see that you are a steward of time, you willContinue Reading

The Importance of Setting Priorities to Overcome Procrastination

The Importance of Setting Priorities to Overcome Procrastination

The apostle Paul offers helpful advice for the procrastinator in Ephesians 4:16 when he says “make the best use of the time.” Paul’s not comparing good and bad, implying a moral decision. He’s speaking of better and best, underscoring a priority-based decision. Some translations render this with the phrase, “redeeming the time.” Redeem is a biblical wordContinue Reading

Biblical Strategies for Overcoming Procrastination

Biblical Strategies for Overcoming Procrastination

Step 1: Analyze Most procrastinators operate without personal accountability for their time. While they may admit to having not planned properly, they usually are unaware of how they spent their time. They only know they didn’t seem to have enough of it. The phrase “look carefully then how you walk” (Eph. 5:15) challenges us toContinue Reading

Biblical Strategies Today Episode 10: A family member trapped by procrastination

Biblical Strategies Today Episode 10: A family member trapped by procrastination

Biblical Strategies Today Episode 9: Am I investing in the right things?

Biblical Strategies Today Episode 8: What things is God concerned about us putting off?

Biblical Strategies Today Episode 8: What things is God concerned about us putting off?

Biblical Strategies Today Episode 7: Is procrastination a sin issue?

Biblical Strategies Today Episode 7: Is procrastination a sin issue?

Biblical Strategies Today Episode 6: Procrastination – Does the Bible Discuss It?

Why do I procrastinate?

Procrastination. At five syllables even the word takes a long time to say. Say it slowly and you’re liable to evoke images of unbalanced checkbooks, people you meant to call back, and honey-do lists that have no end in sight. Each of us has a propensity to put off certain tasks. Perhaps you’re among thoseContinue Reading