I Run at My Goliaths
"So it was, when the Philistine arose and came and drew near to meet David, that David hurried and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine" (1 Samuel 17:48).
David's passion was demonstrated when he ran at Goliath. He did not hesitate, but aggressively confronted the obstacle in his way. He ran at his problem and not away from it. He understood that procrastination would just make the problem bigger (and Goliath was pretty big already!)
I have a question for you: Are you running from things or to things? Those with victorious mindsets are learning to run at those things that are difficult to face. They know that procrastination drains power from life. They know that it usually won't get easier later, so we must "bite the bullet" now and face our giants.
People who chronically procrastinate are more prone to depression because there is a constant awareness that responsibilities have not been met. This depression causes more things to go undone, which causes more depression and so on. Many would feel better (and have more strength for life) if they developed the habit of running at things that should be done.
There can be many different reasons and roots for procrastination (fear, distraction, etc). We thank God that there can be healing for all of them.
A few ways to bring this healing is to move toward the fear and distraction by:
- Making lists of things that need to be done and getting in the habit of doing harder things early in the day.
- Communicating with people about things needing closure (for example, money owed, promises unfulfilled, thanks or apologies not given, etc).
- Asking the Lord why you are procrastinating, and then get His perspective and strength to overcome it.
From Steve Backlund's Victorious Mindsets
50 Biblical Mindsets for Dynamic Living and Powerful Ministry
The TRUTH shall make you free!
What we believe is ultimately more important than what we do. The course of our lives is set by our deepest core beliefs (mindsets). These mindsets are either a stronghold for God's purposes or a playhouse for the enemy of our souls. In VICTORIOUS MINDSETS Steve Backlund reveals 50 biblical attitudes that are foundational for those who desire to walk in the freedom and power.