|Todd Galberth - "Decrease" devotional / Todd Galberth online store
Humans are the biggest oxymoron ever known: inconsistent creatures of habit. We have a horrible habit of not sticking to things, putting off until tomorrow what can easily be done today. Stop wasting time on "Will do's." Before you know it, "Will do" turns into "Should have." The longer you put things off, the more likely you are to never get them done.
I'll use myself as an example. 78 days ago, I started a 61-day Bible plan, one of those guided exercises on the Bible app that tells you which scriptures to read every day based on a certain topic. I was supposed to be finished with it on New Year's day...it's now January 17th and I'm 95 percent finished--and the thing about it is, I know better! That makes procrastination even worse. It's an act of deliberate negligence of the thing we know we're supposed to be doing. No more excuses! In fact, I'm using this post as a reminder to finish that Bible plan today. This devotional is really helping me improve on my follow-through. It's making me realize that I can't expect to be "Moving Forward" (today's "Medicine Music" by Israel and New Breed) if I don't make time to look to God for direction. "Decrease" is more than just a declaration, it's effort and dedication.
Day 17 takeaway: I'm eternally grateful to serve a consistent Father, and I don't even want to think about where I'd be if He decided to "put me off" until tomorrow. You and I need to visit Him more often. Less of me, more of He.
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