What is the key to overcoming procrastination? It is really quite simple.
When God speaks to the procrastinator, He doesn’t want to completely say no to God he just doesn’t want to say yes right now. So the procrastinator creates a third option which is “yes, but”. But the problem with that is there is no such thing as “yes but” with God. Because delayed obedience is really disobedience.
The key to eliminating procrastination is to eliminate the third option from our thinking. The way we do that is by asking this question when we are tempted to procrastinate, “Will I obey God right now, Yes or No?” By framing the situation with this question we force ourselves to choose one of the only two options that actually exist.
Remember, by applying the question, “Will I obey God right now, Yes or No?” and simply answering yes, we can overcome procrastination and redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.