Today’s Scripture: And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee. Acts 24:25
Waiting until “the right time,” in this case was a fatal mistake. Nowhere in Scripture or in secular history do we see that Felix ever trusted Christ. He was convicted of sin and convinced of the judgment of God, but he procrastinated and eventually ran out of time.
Nothing steals time as much as procrastination. When you have an important project at work and you procrastinate, you lose valuable time to work on your assignment. Because of your laziness, you only have a fraction of the time to finish your job. This then causes you to not do nearly as well as you ought to have done, and not to mention, it gives you unnecessary stress.
Procrastination can affect every area of life – from not getting up on time in the morning to missing an opportunity to witness. We tend to look lightly on procrastination as just a little sin. However, God looks at it like any sin; sin is a big deal to God. We must decide to do what God wants us to do when God wants us to do it. Don’t let procrastination steal your valuable time.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: Ecclesiastes 3:1
And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Colossians 3:23
Devotional by Jim Scudder Jr.