We who preach and write, do so in a manner different from which the Scriptures have been written. We write while we make progress. We learn something new every day. We speak as we still knock for understanding...If anyone criticizes me when I have said what is right, he does me an injustice. But I would be more angry with the one who praises me and takes what I have written for Gospel truth than I would be with the one who criticizes me unfairly. -Augustine


Procrastination

The other day one of my kitchen cabinet doors fell off. I was quite taken by surprise but as I did some investigating, sure enough, it was because of that scoundrel! Ten years ago, I hired one of the finest craftsmen in the area to make and install our kitchen cabinets. He was a master craftsman, but he had one huge problem: he was a procrastinator. I did reference checks before I hired him and everyone said, “If you can keep him on the job, he’s the best. And I did keep him on the job but not before I had to pay his electric bill, his gas bill, and his car insurance so he could keep coming to work! All in all it took one entire year to complete the kitchen. It was a grueling experience, but today we love the beauty of our kitchen cabinets. This may have been the first job he ever completed! At least that’s what I thought until the hinges started to break. Sure enough, our crafty cabinet-maker never screwed in the backside of the hinges! To save time, he left the crews out of the backside of every hinge in the kitchen! Proverbs 18:9 says, “Whoever is slack in his work is a brother to him who destroys.” Procrastination can have a devastating ripple effect. If you’d like to see what really can happen, I would highly recommend reading the book http://www.lamplighterpublishing.com/prodinfo.asp?number=RCT”>TomorrowThere’s a surprise at the end—if you actually finish the book!

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