Ephesians 5:16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Ephesians 5:16 tells us to redeem the time or make the most of every opportunity. Sometimes what hinders us is handling trivial things while keeping the big things on hold. This is often procrastination which is a thief of time. To procrastinate means is to put off doing something unpleasant or burdensome until a future time; especially to postpone habitually. The word comes from two root words: “pro”-forward, and “crastinus”-belonging to the morrow.

Procrastinators’ favorite time is tomorrow and they think “Someday” is another day of the week. Procrastination has sometimes been described as “the grave in which opportunity is buried.” Procrastinators trade the feeling of victory from getting things done for a feeling of relief. The Apostle Paul said, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” and He can strengthen us to tackle the hardest things first (doing the worst first). This approach can also help build momentum into our day to handling the trivial things.

Diligence is one of the details of the life of faith that is rarely mentioned. Diligence will remove procrastination from our lives and bring reward. God rewards the diligent. Proverbs 12:24 says, “The hand of the diligent shall bear rule, but the slothful shall be under tribute.”

Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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