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I will hurry, without delay, to obey your commands. – Psalm 119:60 (NLT)
How much time do we waste on a daily basis? I believe that our generation of people is caught up in a culture and attitude of procrastination that is not what God wants for us. We seem to think that if we put something off for a little bit no harm will come from it, but how many of us do that with God too? Whether it’s doing something that God has specifically told you to do or just logging out of Facebook to read your Bible, we tend to think it’s okay to do it ‘later’. We need to break this spirit that has such a hold on us. When God says do something, do it! It’s that simple. The psalmist says that not only does he/she obey God’s commands immediately, but he/she hurries, without delay to do what God has said. This shows me that the psalmist absolutely desired to be obedient – it was a lifestyle. There was no debating on whether or not to do it, there was no waiting another hour until it was convenient. We need to start retraining our minds to immediate obedience. Let’s think about how much we could miss out on, how much we’ve already missed out on, because we procrastinate. It delights God when we stop what we’re doing to listen to Him and to obey His commands, and nothing makes us happier than for Him to delight in us! My challenge today is simple: when God says do something, do it!