"Procrastination Renders Our Calling Rusty As Savior's Truth Is Not
Accepted Totally Everyday!"
“When he had gone a little
farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat,
preparing their nets. Without delay he called them, and they left their
father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him." (Mark 1:19-20, NIV)
I asked myself what does
1. Jesus went a little farther after calling
Simon and Andrew.
2. Jesus saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat
preparing their nets.
3. Jesus calls them without delay.
Why is it interesting that Jesus calls James
and John without delay?
I found it very interesting that Jesus sees
James and John and calls them WITHOUT DELAY. There is no procrastination
with Jesus. Jesus started His ministry and looked for helpers
immediately to help Him carry it through. That is so cool that Jesus
turned to fallible human beings to help accomplish His purposes. James
and John at hearing the voice of Jesus leave their father Zebedee with
the hired help and follow Jesus.
I saw important implications for my own life. When Jesus started his
ministry, there is no procrastination with Jesus. Jesus did not delay to
look for help to help Him carry His ministry through. I should not delay
to seek help when I am doing God's ministry for His honor and glory. I
need to seek help without trying to do it alone. Not only that, the
implications can be far reaching addressing the issue of not
procrastinating in things that need to be done. Jesus did not say to
Himself, 'I will call them some other time because I have Peter and
Andrew' right now! No, Jesus called them without delay!
I ask you now dear friend, without having to
procrastinate, what should you do?
Dear friend, without delay, James and John were called to follow Jesus.
Each one of us is called to do things for the Lord. Most importantly, we
are called to follow Him in our daily lives without delay. Without
delay, the Lord Jesus could be putting things on your heart to start. As
James and John followed Jesus without delay, you and I should start to
do things we know the Lord wants us to do. There should not be any
procrastination at all.
If you are a student, you need to work hard in your studies as unto
the Lord. As much as possible as time allows and permit, you should work
on your assignments without delay for the honor and glory of the Lord.
If you are a worker, you need to work hard at your jobs and do things
you need to do without delay for the honor and glory of the Lord.
If you are parent, son, daughter, wife, husband, etc, you need to
take care of things in the family without putting it of whether it is
saying to someone, 'I LOVE YOU', going to someone's games, spending
quality time with them, without putting it off.
When we procrastinate, we know not what the outcome can be. With
procrastination comes regrets too many times: 'Oh I wish I had done that
sooner!' 'Oh, I wish I had called so and so, now they are gone', etc.
Each of you know what you need to be doing and you should not put it off
as you depend on the Lord to guide you and lead you. Jesus' example of
WITHOUT DELAY should motivate us to do the same wherever the Lord Jesus
has placed us. The important thing is that there needs to be a balance
as we depend on our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Amen!
"Procrastination Renders Our Calling Rusty As
Savior's Truth Is Not Accepted Totally Everyday!"/"Without having to
procrastinate, what should you do?"
Dear Lord Jesus, thank you so much for calling James and John without
delay to follow you. You Oh Lord have taught me and reminded me not to
procrastinate. It is not always easy Lord not to procrastinate. So,
please Lord Jesus forgive me when I have procrastinated and help me so I
do not procrastinate. There have been so many times I have faced regrets
for procrastinating, especially when it involved others. Redeem our time
Oh Lord and help us to follow you diligently. Help us to follow our
calling faithfully so it does not become rusty because we have not
accepted the truth of your calling totally everyday. Thank you so much
Jesus. Thank you for hearing us and answering us! In Your Name I Pray
If you would like to invite Jesus Christ into your heart and make Him a
daily part of your life, you can this very moment. You will never be
alone. You can claim God's promises for you in the Bible and see them
come true, before your eyes, in His wonderful timing. You don't have to
wait for a special time to come to the Lord. You can come right now as
you pray the prayer below, meaning it in your heart.
God I am a sinner. I am invaded by this deadliest virus. Many times I
feel so guilty and yucky inside. I need forgiveness. I am so sorry for
my sins. I have not obeyed you with my whole heart! I have gone my own
way and done my own things. I still struggle with sin. I need you Jesus
in my life so I can receive forgiveness and a new beginning. In the
process, I can forgive others as you help me to. Thank you so much
Jesus. I accept the antidote you have sent me. I believe Jesus you died
for me and your cleansing blood will cleanse me from all my sins. You
came back to life to save me. Thank you God I am set free, free from the
bondage of sin. Hear my cry Oh Lord. I accept you Jesus into my heart. I
make you my Lord and Personal Savior of my life. Thank you Father God
for giving me Salvation. Thank you Jesus for coming into my heart and
making my heart your home. Thank you for living in me Jesus and I will
live for you and serve you the rest of the days of my life. Thank you
for being my Lord and personal Savior! I can live a life of peace with
you on my side. Thank you that you have heard my prayer and answered me!
In your Name I Pray Jesus! AMEN!
No matter what you feel in your heart,
know that Jesus has come in and resides with you! You are not alone! To
make your walk strong with the Lord, spend time in prayer talking to Him
as you would to a friend. You don’t need special words to talk to the
Lord. Spend time in His Word reading Psalms and turning them into
prayer. Next allow God to heal you and speak to you through the Gospel
of John or Gospel of
Mark before moving on to other Books of the Bible! Slowly, let the Lord
show you to which Scriptures He wants you to go to next. It is also important to be part of a body of believers to
help you grow in the faith. Find a Bible believing church that preaches
the Word of God from Genesis to Revelation proclaiming Jesus Christ our
crucified and risen Lord who brings us hope, healing, and help! But
beware of churches who do believe in the Word of God completely but
there is no freedom in Christ but legalism involved.
student, it is not too late to join a fellowship on campus too this
blessed New Year of 2008! May the Lord's presence and peace fill you with His
love now and forever! Amen!
Feel free to email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to meet to study the Bible,
pray with, talk about spiritual issues or whatever is on your mind! My
number is 412-720-4579.
"This is my
work and I can do it only because Christ's mighty energy is at work
within me." (Colossians 1:29, TLB)
Love in Christ,
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