Responsive Listening Listening and responding to God releases what we can’t produce ourselves.

Posted: August 16, 2015 in Uncategorized

Do you have difficulty with procrastination? I have had to deal with this most of my life. I know something is important and I know when it has to get done. So, I jump on it immediately-NOT! I understand it and what needs to be done but I wait. This can be as easy as taking out trash or as challenging as fulfilling some important commitment I have made to my wife or someone whose best interest I say I have in mind.

We listen to God as he speaks to us in the Word and agree that it is absolute. We know Jesus has clout and this needs to get done but for whatever reasons we delay. Delayed obedience is really disobedience. Take a look at Psalm 119:60. David lived intentionally with a commitment to do what God spoke to him about. To delay would have meant several things but it would for sure indicate he didn’t care or believe what God said was that important.

We can easily delay doing what God clearly has spoken to us about. Often this really means we have other things on our mind or in our lives that are going to take priority. Oh, we will get to it, but later we say or think. If we intentionally live this way, we develop a habit of not taking God seriously. Loving others, making disciples, or being available to God’s agenda-we’re going to get to it but first…

What this means: Take a hard look at your life this week and write down a few things you know God wants you to do or focus on and examine your response to them. What do you think God could do in your life if you consistently responded immediately to what he says to you? Change your response to one thing this week that you know you always put off. Meditate a little on the word “first” in Matthew 6:33.

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