Procrastination is one of the most destructive habits of leaders. The idea has become “why do today what can be put off until tomorrow?”
Another concern is one of spiritual priorities. The tendency is to put off obedience to the Gospel, sharing Jesus with others, or developing a plan for personal growth and development.
Why is it easy to procrastinate in essential areas of life? Are we convinced that waiting until tomorrow, or until later, makes it possible to avoid responsibility?
Only you and I can answer these questions. We must, however, give thought to the importance and value of the present moment we are given.
Scripture speaks with an emphasis upon the present moment. Joshua said, “Choose this day whom you will serve.” Jesus said, “Seek first His kingdom…do not worry about tomorrow.” Paul said, “Behold, now is the acceptable time. Behold, now is the day of salvation.”
These few places express a sense of urgency.
We need to ask “why put off until tomorrow, what we can do today?” Let us lead as if today is the only day we are given.