Bible verses on Procrastination

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Are you a procrastinator?  If yes, then you might have already asked yourself – why do you procrastinate so often? Should you keep doing this? Well, with so many distractions, it is easy to find reasons for procrastination. But the truth is nothing good comes out of it, and you could run out of time if you keep doing it. So, just don’t waste your valuable time finding reasons why you should put off things.

People have different reasons why they keep on procrastinating. Whatever the reason is, wasting your time while avoiding your responsibility is not the right thing to do. Now, let’s find out what Bible says about procrastination.

1 – ”Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.” Ecclesiastes 11:14

2 – “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.” Colossions 3:23

3 – ”Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9

4 – ”Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” Ephesians 5:15-17

5 – ”If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.” James 4:17

6 – “Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning.” Luke 12:35

7 – “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it. Do not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come again, tomorrow I will give it” when you have it with you.” Proverbs 3:27-28

8 – ”You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.” Luke 12:40

9 – “Don’t put it off; do it now! Don’t rest until you do.” Proverbs 6:4

10 – ”Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.” Proverbs 10:4

11 – ”Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones. Learn from their ways and become wise! Though they have no prince or governor or ruler to make them work, they labor hard all summer, gathering food for the winter.” Proverbs 6:6-8

12 – ”One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys.” Proverbs 18:19

13- ”A sluggard’s appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.” Proverbs 13:4

14 -“Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.” James 14:17

15 – ”All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.” Proverbs 14:23

16 – ”The hand of the diligent will rule, while the slothful will be put to forced labor.” Proverbs 12:24

17- ” I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

18 – ”He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame.”  Proverbs 10:5

19 – ”Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty; open your eyes, and you will have plenty of bread.”Proverbs 20 :13

20 – “In all labor there is profit, But idle chatter leads only to poverty.” Proverbs 14:23

With this, you might have understood why procrastination is not a good option at all. Keep the mentioned Bible verses in mind, and don’t waste your valuable time. Whenever you feel like you should put off your task since you find it challenging, just remind yourself of the mentioned Bible verses about procrastination. Also, remind yourself how valuable time is.

Try to find some reasons why you should carry out the task instead of making any delay. No matter how difficult the work seems to you, don’t just put it off. Rather try to find out ways to make it easy and carry out the task. Stop procrastinating and start working now to achieve your goals.

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