“I walked by the field of a lazy person, the vineyard of one with no common sense. I saw that it was overgrown with nettles. It was covered with weeds, and its walls were broken down. Then, as I looked and thought about it, I learned this lesson: A little extra sleep, a little more slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest— then poverty will pounce on you like a bandit; scarcity will attack you like an armed robber.”
Proverbs 24:30-34 NLT

A placard on a procrastinator’s desk reads, “Never put off till tomorrow what you can put off till the day after tomorrow.” It has been said, “Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.” And it was Napoleon Hill who said, “Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should’ve been done the day before yesterday.” So, let’s get off the couch of life, quit putting things off, and take action. It was Alexander Graham Bell who said, “The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action.” Let’s start with this question. What have I left undone in my life? Maybe it was that book you were going to read or that prayer time that you were going to start or that exercise program that you have been putting off or that honey-do project around the house you have never finished. Here’s a thought. Grab your note pad, write down a few of those neglected things you have been putting off, arrange them by priority and put a date next to each item, and then tackle them one at a time. Proverbs 21:5a ESV says, “The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance.”