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"HOLES IN THE ROOF=LEAKS ON THE FLOOR"

"HOLES IN THE ROOF = LEAKS ON THE FLOOR"

I can’t speak for you but I am one who does not let a leaky roof go unattended for very long. As soon as I hear or see signs of leaking I become very busy in finding just where the leak is and make all attempts to resolve it as fast as I can. Sometimes I have the fix. Other times,  I must call in a specialist who can fix the leak to professional standards so the water damage will stop destroying parts of my home that otherwise may, through my neglect, willfully gone unattended. And I must confess at the start that I have had to learn this the “hard way”,  that is the importance of not procrastinating issues such as this. 

Even with leaks, many people, as well as myself, will procrastinate the task of needed repair that will save them from more problems later. Someone once said about procrastination; “Putting off an easy thing makes it hard, and putting off a hard one makes it impossible.” Whether its little leaks or the gully washers…why make an easy thing hard or even worse, why ignore the bigger problems to have the results be almost overwhelming or even at times impossible for repair? “Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.” Benjamin Franklin

Did you know we not only procrastinate as seen above in physical things but we do the same with the spiritual needs that confront us. Pocrastination in this manner is seen in several ways; by our actions or lack of them & by our speech not being active and useful in a wholesome fashion. We  have become idle in either work or service and even our speech declares it. (See 1 Timothy 5:13 and Matthew 12:36)

 

At times our spiritual lives have holes in them because of all the downpours of sin around us. We need a fix, and the only professional help, spiritually speaking, I know of is Jesus Christ. When we obey the gospel as Jesus told his disciples to go and teach…Mark 16:15,16, Acts 2:36-41 and when people obeyed that truth they’re lives were no longer idle or full of procrastination of the needs at hand! The following verses of scripture show this very thing: “Yes, and for this very cause adding on your part all diligence, in your faith supply virtue; and in your virtue knowledge; and in your knowledge self-control; and in your self-control patience; and in your patience godliness; and in your godliness brotherly kindness; and in your brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, they make you to be not idle nor unfruitful unto the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Verse 10: Wherefore, brethren, give the more diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never stumble: 2 Peter 1:5-1