Jesus said, “No procrastination. No backward looks. You can’t put God’s kingdom off till tomorrow. Seize the day.” Luke 9:62
It’s easy for me as a daily writer to procrastinate: “I’ll write later today” or the times I ask myself if God is really calling me to write. No matter what our task for the day, week, month or year, it’s easy to get distracted, but we need to fight the desire to put it off.”
I’m reading a book, “Your But’s Too Big–Leaving Your Excuses Behind” by Travis Hearn, whom Pastor Rick Warren calls “an inspiring young [Christian] leader.” The number one but grows larger out of fear. Fear is a response to anything uncomfortable or dangerous, or it may be to avoid failure.
Moses experienced fear when God called him to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. He may have said, “But”God, why me?” And, Jonah ran away from God: “I hear you, but I’m not going to Nineveh.” In Isaiah 41:10.11, We read, “You are my servant, I have chosen you and not cast you off fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, …”
I have two books in early stages of writing, but I seem to find too many obstacles to sit down and get the work done. I need to kick the buts out of my office.
Lord, give me strength to kick “fear” out the door to remove the but’s in my life. Amen.