The Thief of Time

I read a quote once that said “procrastination is the thief  of time.” I don’t remember exactly where I read this but as I meditated on it I came across this verse: The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing. While the soul of the diligent is richly supplied. (Prov. 13:4) Everyone wishes at times that there were more hours in a day, more time to get the things accomplished that had been planned. Yet, if we were to add up all the hours spent in waiting around instead of actually getting it done, we might discover that we really don’t need more time just better-spent time.

As I think more on this I ask myself these questions:

  • What would’ve happened if Noah procrastinated on building the Ark?
  • What would’ve happened if Moses procrastinated on returning to Egypt and freeing God’s people?
  • What would’ve happened if Esther procrastinated on coming into the King on behalf of her people?
  • What would’ve happened if Jesus procrastinated on dieing on the Cross?
  • What would’ve happened if the early church procrastinated on spreading the gospel message?

The devil loves it when God’s people procrastinate on the mandate set before them. If he can get us to wait till tomorrow what we can do today, he knows that we will miss all the divine opportunities that were appointed unto us by the Holy Ghost. Jesus’s disciples must have had the mindset of procrastination in their hearts when He said to them “Do you not say, ‘there are yet four months, then comes the harvest?’ Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for the harvest.” (John 4:35) Jesus was changing their paradigm. “Don’t Wait!” I can hear Him saying, “till the time when everyone says to harvest. Do it NOW!”

The time to reach the unchurched, the unsaved, and the undeserving is not 2 minutes before the rapture comes. The time is now. In our diligence to raise up the Kingdom of God, we will receive the rich supply of the Spirit in order to accomplish His will in the time alotted the church. The time is short, there may not be much time left. We are living in the time of the end. What can be done today for the kingdom must be done today.

Let us no longer procrastinate and allow the devil to steal our time away from us. This is OUR time! “And I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it“. Let us not miss out on the great things God is getting ready to do in the days ahead.

So let it be, AMEN!


Published by Nathanstrom

Ordained Bishop with the Church of God; Cleveland, TN; Senior Pastor at Redemption Place Church of God Allegan, MI. Community Service Chaplain.

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