5 Weapons To Kill The Procrastinator In You!

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It is almost like a guilty pleasure or a frenemy we love to hang out with. I should know. I used to be the queen of waiting until the last-minute for many important things. I would especially wait until the last-minute for things I really did not enjoy doing, but knew they must get done. The sad part is I would many times have plenty of time to get things done, but it’s like this little demon was whispering in my ear and coaching me to wait until I had just the right amount of NOT ENOUGH TIME! 10-Free-Smiley-Face-With-Black-Eye

Sometimes it was even a bit of an adrenaline rush to see if I could pull it off and I did about 80% of the time. Although, many times I did not  make the deadline; whether it was a doctor’s appointment, class assignment, making dinner, etc… I would even lie to myself and tell myself there’s not enough time.

Well one day I decided this has to stop. Yes, I’m getting things done, but how much more efficient could I be if I stopped the procrastination? Also, make no mistake many successful people are covert procrastinators. I should know, I was one. To others I seemed rather efficient, but I knew I had a problem. Then there came a day when my responsibilities increased and I had more things to do, so if I continued this path of, “I bet I can trick time!!,” I would fail miserably and I knew it. It was time to face my demon and kick it to the curb!!!!82-Angry-3D-Smiley-Shouting-Free-Vector-Clipart-Illustration

I was about to commit murder, Last Minute Lucy had danced her last tango with me!!! Here are five weapons to kill the procrastinator in you…

  1. bow-and-arrow2Be honest

    with you: Admit to yourself that the father of procrastination is pure laziness. God already knows, so you might as well come clean. “The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.” -Proverbs 13:4

  2. Repent: Repentance is POWERFUL! Tell The Lord you are sorry and you do not want this in your life anymore and ask Him to help you overcome this wicked habit. Afterall, it’s keeping you from doing great things!♥
  3. Resolve that you will tackle the hard things first and foremost! Be brave, Get’er done! (In my redneck voice…lol)
  4. Become a Planner: Start planning out your weeks and/or days ahead of time and stick with it. This will make a big difference in your life and it’s kind of fun and will make you feel more productive. You will be a manager of your time instead of your time being your attacker! (Find me on Instagram. I have a lot of encouragement for organization and planning, @Inspirational_Pink )
  5. Accountability: Last, but not least, grab yourself a couple of accountability partners to hold you accountable! The bible tells us to confess our faults one to another that we may be healed(James 5:16)! Accountability is healing. Make sure it’s someone you can’t intimidate into shutting up and leaving you alone, but who will encourage you to stick to your goal!

When you seriously implement these weapons to destroy the procrastinator in you, you will see amazing results that will lead you to victory! Remember change is sometimes a journey and even if you fall off the horse, the faster you get back up and begin again, the better. You can never be perfect, but you can always Be Better!

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Watch new cable show, “Wicked Lies for SEX”

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There is a new show coming out about a narcissistic, highly intelligent sophomore college student who seduces a group of high school boys to form a club to see who can get the most elementary school girls to sleep with them. What these naive boys think is just a fun dare turns out to be a secret underground sex trade and once you are in, there is no way out… Crimson is a Senior with honors and has to choose between his addiction to sin, secrets and pleasure or risking everything to do the right thing.

Hey why not?confused  It would fit right in with all the other shows that outwardly promote sin and mock Christ, like:

  • Californication
  • Shameless
  • The Affair
  • Masters of Sex
  • Gigolos
  • House of Lies
  • Polyamory (Married & Dating)
  • 7 Deadly Sins
  • Scandal
  • Power
  • Sister Wives

Have you noticed there is no longer a good guy and bad guy, it’s bad or really bad guy. Satan is not even trying to be subtle any longer, he’s just all out there with it and America is eating it up. It’s no wonder between sin infested Hollywood, kicking God out of our schools, government and churches (yes I said churches!) and promoting sexual immorality and killing babies, why our community and culture are a mess!!! The really sad thing is many so-called professed Christians are the audience who help keep these ratings up for these shows. Then we have to hear from spiritually ignorant people over and over say, “Let people do what they want, as long as it’s not hurting anybody.” Can someone define HURT for me please? Does that mean as long as I’m not shot between the eyes with a double-barreled shotgun? Is our culture so dumb these days that we have forgotten that no man is an island, what one does or does not do, sooner or later affects those around him; even if the effect is slow and does not manifest until generations later? That is exactly what has happened. This toleration of sin has been a slow fade for decades and here we are…

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Only God can get us out of this mess. Those of you whose eyes are open and see the truth, please pray for discernment always, knowledge, wisdom and courage to speak out against sin. We have to love people enough to share the whole true gospel of Jesus Christ with them, not just the ear tickling parts. Would the REAL believers please stop participating in the strategies of the enemy and stand up for Christ?!!! How long will you waver between two opinions? Choose this day whom you will serve.

1 Kings 18:21 And Elijah came near to all the people and said,

How long will you go limping between two different opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him.” And the people did not answer him a word.

Matthew 6:24

No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.

1 John 2:15-17

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.

BTW: I totally made up that show, it’s not real. Just an example of how easy it is to think up smut…

Lord please help us!

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Only Happiness and Positivity allowed!!!♥

We live in a culture now where everyone is trying to focus only on positivity and happiness. Well, that can work against you if you are not careful. A well balanced productive person and/or great leader is one who is aware of the strengths and weaknesses not only of themselves, but also those on their team. In other words, we must look at the negatives or our weaknesses and have the wisdom to use them to our advantage and reach our goals.

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annoyedI see posters like this circulating all around social media and it sounds like it makes sense, but it is simply not biblical.  Not only do we need to face the uncomfortable and hard things about ourselves, but we also are called to deal with difficult and sinful people. Jesus spent most of his time with the sick, poor and even His enemies. I do not believe it was predicated on them to “lift Jesus higher.”confused

We must be careful not to let the humanistic brainwashing strategies of the culture influence our mentality and attitudes as believers and disciples of Christ. We have to remember that we are called the Body Of Christ for a reason. We compliment one another. God uses our weaknesses/negatives as well as strengths/positives for His glory. He said His strength is made perfect in our weakness (2 Corinthians 12:8-10). That goes against everything the world teaches! Yes we are to look on the bright side and think on good things, although, we also are called to examine ourselves, face our sinful nature and trust God to cover us where we have no control over our deficiencies. We are called to deal with the broken hearted, unlovable, the poor, the weak, the hungry, the downtrodden, etc… That does not sound like a bunch that will lift me higher, I must look to Christ to lift me higher. Of course, God will also bring encouragers in our life. He gives us those brothers and sisters in Christ who lift our spirits, but that does not mean we neglect or reject those who can offer us nothing. Remember, in all things we must rely on The Holy Spirit to give us balance and wisdom. A negative + a positive can = a positive! Therefore, do not be quick to hop on the Positive/Happy Train with the world. We need The joy of The Lord to sustain us and “lift us higher”, not this trendy positivity and happiness that is fleeting.

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Get Moving & Be Better!!♥

You do not need Christ to be successful.

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When I read some of the writings by heretics, secular motivational speakers, philosophers, gurus, etc… I see that many of them are using bible scripture to strengthen their teachings. This is alarming. Why, you say? Well, God’s Word IS true. He also, created a biblical principle that rains on the just and the unjust alike; which is seedtime and harvest. What about this scripture, “Give and it shall be given unto you, etc…” The bible teaches that “whatever a man sows, that shall he also reap.” Ironically, what has happened is the world has caught on that biblical principles are great teachings and they work when applied in a person’s life. Being a Christ follower is not a prerequisite. Therefore, they practice these principles, aside from The true God who created them, and seem to have great success. Some of these teachers even act like they made up these principles. It’s indicative of human nature, to not want Jesus telling us what to do with our lives, we just want His blessings. The sad part is they reap these harvests because God is a just God and true to His word, but they end up with a false sense of success and blessing. Also, trust me, satan is on the scene helping them to take credit for all “their” wisdom and success. Therefore, I beg to differ with those who say, “you cannot have a successful life without God…” I dare to say, oh yes you can! According to The world’s definition of success, many people now and in times past, have lived their whole lives enjoying a decent life without God. They are educated, they have a great career, financial freedom, a great family, they are able to travel and are privileged with many other enjoyments. Oh sure, they have struggled with a few life tragedies, no different from the rest of us, but they get by and carry on. They are even impressive on how much they love and care about others and give of their time and money to help humanitarian efforts in their communities or around the world. They are a “good person” in the eyes of many, but there is just one problem. They have rejected Jesus Christ and have decided not to follow Him and this one greatest variable makes everything else worthless. They will be hailed at their funeral as a great person and end up in the lake of fire. The prideful and arrogant heart cannot accept the truth that we were created to worship God The Father, through His Son Jesus Christ. Yes, you were made for God. He created you for Himself. Any success without Him will leave you ultimately sorrowful. If you don’t believe me, ask the rich young ruler in the bible.

Matthew 19:16-22 (NKJV)

Jesus Counsels the Rich Young Ruler

16 Now behold, one came and said to Him, “Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?”

17 So He said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.”

18 He said to Him, “Which ones?”

Jesus said,

You shall not murder,’ ‘You shall not commit adultery,’ ‘You shall not steal,’ ‘You shall not bear false witness,’ 19 ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ ”

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The young man said to Him, “All these things I have kept from my youth. What do I still lack?”

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Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”

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But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.

How about you? How do you define a successful life, a great life? What is more important to you, how the world views you or how God does? Satan and the world’s system has made it trendy to kick Jesus out, but keep His stuff!!! Do not fall in that camp. I encourage you to not let the world define your life and success and please never try to have success without God. Words can’t describe a life filled with His guidance and presence. I would not trade Him for all the success or money this world has to offer.♥

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God is happy with my sin because it makes me happy and God is love… HUH?!!!!

It really breaks my heart that so many people are deceived in thinking they can claim God and/or Jesus and make up their own rules and lifestyle. Many truly believe that Jesus is pleased with their sin, that they are right with him and are headed for heaven. In the name of this false love and Jesus they have created, they believe as long as they are happy, everything is okay.

Be not wise in your own eyes, fear The Lord and turn away from evil. -Proverbs 3:7

They think they are wise, but they are foolish. Foolish in rejecting the one who created them.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. -Proverbs 1:7

Those of us who know Him and know the truth, should feel sorrow for the lost souls who reject Him and His way. Although, we must proclaim to them that they cannot claim His name and live in sin. We must not shrink back as the world bullies us into keeping our mouth shut. Satan is the author of this campaign, to make every believer fearful of preaching and proclaiming Christ and Him crucified, for our sins, that we may be saved from sin and death. The world is becoming more and more hostile against those who truly preach, live, and teach what the bible says and will not conform to this world. Those of us who have made a decision and declaration that the Word of God is living and life and we will not turn from it are being marginalized. People need to hear that they are not safe in making up their own goulash of spirituality and calling it Jesus or God. They have created for themselves a false Christ.

24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. -Matthew 24:24

Believers!! We must be like Ezekiel, a watchman on the wall warning that the enemy is active, deceitful and here to kill, steal and destroy!! Do not let the world trick you into being silent. Loving others many times will necessitate truth that they do not want to hear. God did not say, “Do not preach the gospel if they do not want to hear it…” We must not go away in shame and silence.

fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. -Isaiah 41:10

We cannot be ashamed of the gospel. Pray, ask, seek, knock and God will grant you courage and boldness.

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