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“This is what the Lord Almighty says: “These people say, ‘The time has not yet come to rebuild the Lord’s house.’”

 Then the word of the Lord came through the prophet Haggai: “Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses, while this house remains a ruin?”

 Now this is what the Lord Almighty says: “Give careful thought to your ways.  You have planted much, but harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it.” – Haggai 1:1-6

What are you waiting for?

This is the question I ask myself as I read this morning’s verses.  No one likes to admit they’re lazy in their faith. I know I don’t. But most of our lives are spent waiting for God to move when He’s been waiting for us to do what He’s already asked us to.

When we procrastinate doing God’s Work, we need to re-prioritize. Things in our life need to be shifted or dropped in order to put God first. 

If we’re spending time with God each day, He tells us what to do. It’s getting from the knowing to doing that most of us have a hard time with. Many things in our life can prevent us from doing God’s will. Situations from my past kept me from moving forward for over a year and I became spiritually apathetic.

When procrastination becomes a pattern of life, it puts limits on our faith.  God tells us what we should be doing but like the Israelites, we keep putting it off.

I wish I could say each time God speaks to me, I jump at the opportunity to obey but I don’t.  This morning’s reading is a reminder and warning. When God tells us to do something, we must not delay.  We make time for the things that matter most to us. If God matters to us, we’ll do what He tells us to without stalling. God wants us to be proactive in our faith. He wants us to live the life He’s called us to but we need to do our part.

Today, make God a priority and stop procrastinating. 

What are you waiting for?

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