I ran across an article about procrastination on the blog A Holy Experience. The article is written by John Bloom, president of the Desiring God blog (of which I am not a fan). The article on procrastination didn’t specifically use the word holy to describe why procrastination is bad, but the implication is there. Below is a snippet from the piece:
What do you not feel like doing today?
You know what I mean. It’s that nagging thing weighing on you.
You know you should do it.
If you did it, it would honor God because it obeys his law of love (John 15:12), or it’s a work of faith (2 Thessalonians 1:11), or it puts “to death the deeds of the body” (Romans 8:13).
You know it would be good for your soul or your body or your family or your vocation or your neighbor or your church.
But you don’t feel like doing it.
You know that God promises you more blessing if you do it than if you don’t.
But you’re struggling to believe that promise because it feels difficult.
(I should mention that this blog post is accompanied by pictures of things like cooking, practicing the piano, and reading the Bible.)
First of all, where in the Bible does God promise a blessing if we do the things we don’t want to do? Secondly, let’s take a look at the verses used to support the argument that doing what you don’t want to do would bring honor to God: Continue reading