Thursday, March 3, 2011

A Man of Good Intentions...

For most of my life I have been burdened with the mentality, "Why do today, what you can put off until tomorrow?". Why is it that some of us have good intention to do something, but in the end, our procrastination usually wins? For years, I have been battling this weakness of mine. Over 2 years ago I bought a book on how to overcome procrastination with good intention to read it, and somehow it continues to reside on my office bookshelf!

This morning I was convicted when I noticed that I have not blogged since 2009! Time really does fly...or should I say that I have a world record for putting things off? I am so thankful for the consistency of my faithful Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. Hebrews 13:8 says, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever." His love is unchanging! I am so glad that Jesus was not a man of good intentions! Can you imagine Jesus procrastinating? I can't fathom Him saying to the blind man, "I will try to come and give you sight in the next few days", or "I know I could cast out demons from you today, but I am going to wait until tomorrow." Jesus never did that! Praise the Lord for His perfect obedience to God the Father!

I know that if I am going to become more like my savior I need to cast my sin of selfishness and laziness at the foot of the cross. I do not want to be delayed in my obedience any longer! In 2 Corinthians 12:9 Jesus says, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." then Paul replies, "Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me." I truly desire the power of Christ to rest on my life, don't you? I hope as I make strides in overcoming this weakness in my life that the Lord will become more evident because it is His power through me that is doing it!