Procrastination – Is It Sin?

“I, the Lord, have spoken it; it shall come to pass, and I will do it; I will

not hold back, nor will I spare, nor will I relent; according to your ways

and according to your deeds they will judge you,” says the Lord God.”

Ezekiel 24:14

 

What a question, huh?  I looked up the definition to find: “to be slow or late about doing something that should be done; to delay doing something until a later time because you do not want to do it, because you are lazy, etc.” Well, this can answer our question, is it a sin!

I also searched Scripture to see if I could find that word used, and I was unsuccessful. However, the above text speaks the same, to hold back. Although this is speaking of God holding back judgment, in essence it is the same when we hold back and do not do the will of our Father as the Holy Spirit leads us. We too will be judged. Oh my, I have been guilty of this and sorrow has followed. I have found also that procrastination is the root of much of our stress!

To procrastinate is an opening for sin, as I have found it to be in my life, and in the lives of many other children of God. My statement does not refer to the state of an unbeliever, but to us who have received forgiveness by the blood of the Lamb Jesus Christ! May I give a very simple example?

Many times the Holy Spirit will convict a heart and place that person before us to share our testimony, and too often we think there will be a better time and we procrastinate. This becomes a sin against the leading of the Holy Spirit! Have we been guilty? Oh, the door to sin is so wide and the things in this world are so overwhelming and it is so hard to resist the temptations that exist. Our strength comes only by and through the Holy Spirit that dwells within us. As we depend on Him, we will be able to resist!

 

Enter through the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the

Road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is

the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”

Matthew 7:13-14