Category Archives: procrastination

Pride & Procrastination

Pride & Procrastination

My dentist warned me, but I didn’t listen. “A temporary crown,” he said, “is only temporary. Make an appointment to see me in about 30 days; by that time your permanent crown will be ready and we’ll make sure we protect that root canal.” I scheduled my next visit, but a severe storm closed theContinue Reading

How setting your eyes on heaven helps you avoid procrastination

How setting your eyes on heaven helps you avoid procrastination

On the night before Jesus died, he informed his disciples that he would shortly be leaving. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will comeContinue Reading

How your fears make it easy to procrastinate and what you can do about it

How your fears make it easy to procrastinate and what you can do about it

Procrastination is a man-made defense in response to fear. Perhaps you haven’t stated it that boldly yet, but whether you’re putting off a difficult project or a potential confrontation, there’s a good chance you’re afraid. Jesus reveals this truth when he tells the story of the three stewards. A steward is one who is givenContinue Reading

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?