I’ll Do It Later

I’ve been enjoying my 2 ½ years of retirement and the easier pace of life.  It matches my lower energy level.  While there are lots of things to do, they don’t demand my immediate attention.  I can pace myself now.  I can’t do all I once did, although I think I should.  I overcommit.  I don’t like doing nothing.  I’m not good at that.  I’m trying to find a slower pace.  I can procrastinate, but I don’t want to do that spiritually.

Recently I saw Proverbs 24:33-34 in a new light.  “A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest…”  We memorized that verse years ago, but the word “little” struck me this morning.  It doesn’t have to be gross procrastination – a little will do the job.  I thought how this applied spiritually.  Am I putting off anything I should be doing for God?  Is there someone I should reach out to in love or support?  Am I delaying forgiving someone?  Do I postpone praying about issues?  Is there a relationship I should mend or put more time into?  Maybe there’s a check I should write for someone or something I keep putting off?  Or it could be an area of weakness (sin) in my life I need to address seriously?  Am I putting any of these things off, even small things, even in a small way?  Is there anything you should be doing you aren’t? (March 25, 2019  Doylestown, PA)

Proverbs 24:33, 34  A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest— and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man.

Sit quietly and ask God to show you anything He wants you to do.  Write down everything that comes to mind and commit to a time to do it.  (And don’t put off praying for me and the ministry in India!)

Jerry Schmoyer

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