Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Hear Ye Hear Ye! Calling all Procrastinators! The author of this devotion is carrying our flag in the hopes to get some thumbs up from all others who would rather wait until tomorrow. Procrastinators must unite if we hope to overcome the pressures from today’s devotion and the person who just sent it to us! Today, we say “Yes” to Get It Done and “No” to Procrastination!
Getting It Done today is easy for plenty of people, but for some portion of the world, Getting Anything Done today is a real challenge. This devotion, however, is not just for the typical Procrastinators. This is for everyone who still has something undone and incomplete:Today is the day to get it wrapped up.
Why is this important? Because all of us spend far too much time worrying about unfinished business or avoiding responsibility altogether.
Some things can only be put off for so long before they become a major roadblock in our faith journey. Unpaid bills, overdue items borrowed from
a neighbor, and unpleasant phone calls to our television provider or mobile phone carrier are just a few Procrastinating items that come to mind.
Heck, the author of this devotion decided to wait until this morning to complete the devotion, using the excuse, “I need to wait until I’m better rested,
and it will give me a better understanding of my own Procrastinating habits…” How ridiculous is that? C’Mon, Man!
As we approach Palm Sunday on the Christian Calendar (Sunday, March 25), it calls to mind Jesus’ final entrance into Jerusalem. Jesus had every opportunity
to turn the donkey around and leave the area rather than face the danger that awaited him. He could’ve easily justified that he needed a few
more weeks to work with the Disciples or that a few more miracles needed to be worked in the neighboring towns. Jesus had plenty of solid, justifiable
reasons to avoid the Palm Sunday journey. But rather than put it off, Jesus marched forward to face the danger (Mark 11:1-10).
Thankfully, none of us will make the kind of journey that Jesus made. However, we need to remember that Jesus made the journey back then so that
we can be forgiven today. Today, let’s take a worry off our plate that has been staring at us for a while. It’s going to help much more
than we think.
Say “Yes” to Get It Done and “No” to Procrastinating!