I subscribe to a weekly motivational site. Would you believe this week’s  thoughts are all on procrastination!

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

 When I think of procrastination, oft times I think of this scripture. While procrastination and slothfulness may not mean exactly the same, I think they are related.

 Proverbs 24:30-32  I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;  And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down. Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction.

 “Procrastination is the grave  in which opportunity is buried.” Author Unknown

 Trust God for your day…Today

Response to Procrastination:

Thanks for your tasty tip!  I am going to copy that & put it on the refridgerator.
 
When I think of procrastination I think of paralysis. Webster says Paralysis is (1) Partial or complete loss or temporary interruption of a function esp of voluntary  motion or of sensation is some part or all of the body. (2) Any condition of helpless inactivity or inability to act.
 
Sometimes not knowing what to do about a situation, or an inclination to perfection, or some kind of fear will paralyze a person into inactivity.
 
In addition to these a physical illness will cause  a person to put off a routine or a task that is exerting. But we aren’t talking about that…but for some people who have a long term afflictions – the enemy can accuse them of laziness.  I know for along time I had a heart condition that I was unaware of and I constantly had to push myself to perform any task.  When I finally found out I was not lazy but sick – I was so relieved. Never mind that I almost died…the relief was so great that it made  pressing easier. (I don’t know if I am making sense here).
 
Sloth: Disinclination to work or exert oneself; indolence; laziness; idleness.
Lazy: Slack; tired; akin to base.  Not eager or willing to work or exert oneself; indolent; slothful
Indolent: disliking or avoiding work; slothful; lazy.  causing no pain.
 
I guess as with anything else ~ The motive of the heart dictates which word  would be most applicable.

These definitions cut ‘way too close to me. Procrastination needs to go for sure.