Monthly Archives: March 2015

Go Right at It

It is such a common problem to not be able to move on a project.  It is so hard to motivate yourself.  It is so hard to deal with the idea that change needs to be made and you can’t … Continue reading

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Here and Now

In Chapter 11 Pastor Idleman tells of Zacchaeus, the ultra-rich tax collector.   This story is a miracle of change.  Zacchaeus has spent his whole life taking money from lower-level tax collectors, skimming money from the folks who go to steal … Continue reading

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Two Main Reasons for My Procrastination

This week it is all about putting things off. Today it is my time to be honest. I suffer from this just like everybody else and I have two problems that need to be expressed. I overthink things I have … Continue reading

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The Cost of Procrastination

Is it time to act now! Pastor Idleman says procrastination is one of the chief ways that Satan keeps us stuck in life.  You see, Satan wants you and me to stay just the way we are.  He does not … Continue reading

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What Can I Procrastinate?

Honestly now, who doesn’t procrastinate? You can’t do everything on time, all the time.  Some things get our attention and other things get “put on the back burner.” We have to prioritize. What can we procrastinate? The list is endless.  … Continue reading

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My Lecture on Procrastination

I wrapped up a thirty-seven year career as a full-time teacher in spring of 2013.  One of the things I do not miss about teaching is preaching against procrastination. Every semester, I would have to address this issue; in fact … Continue reading

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Advice From a Smart Spouse

As we get to the last post from chapter 10, I want to share some of the wisdom I have received from my wife of almost 40 years:  “When you are troubled, or worried or upset, GET BUSY!” Pastor Idleman … Continue reading

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The Story of Eli—“Hot Air”

Pastor Idleman spends several pages writing about the priest Eli, in 1 Samuel. This is another example of how the Bible is so relevant today and how passivity can creep into everyday life.  It was a factor in Bible times. … Continue reading

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1 John 3:4-9 Let’s Get Real

We have been discussing passivity this week, one of the killers of any effort to change.  Passivity is the knowledge that we need to take action but the desire to act is just not there. Let’s talk of some extraordinary … Continue reading

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“I’m Sure Everything Will Work Itself Out”

The title of today’s post is the subtitle of Chapter 10. I admit it. I have said this. Why does Pastor Idleman use it as his subtitle? Because passive people use this sentence all the time to justify their passivity. … Continue reading

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