I want to share what the Lord has shown me concerning the "Disease That Will Destroy Your Destiny." That fatal disease is known as "Procrastination." I'll never forget the words of Mike Murdock, who said, "you'll never advance in the kingdom of God beyond your last act of disobedience." Procrastination is a form of disobedience and defines the difference between forgetful "hearers" and "doers" of the Word of God. This very blog post represents a milestone in my life, because I'm a professional procrastinator. Being a procrastinator allows the enemy of our souls, the "Terminator," to destroy or severely blunt our destiny. Our level of success, is directly related to the level of procrastination in our lives.
Mark 4:14-20 (The Message Bible)
14-15 "The farmer plants the Word. Some people are like the seed that falls on the hardened soil of the road. No sooner do they hear the Word than Satan snatches away what has been planted in them.
16-17 "And some are like the seed that lands in the gravel. When they first hear the Word, they respond with great enthusiasm. But there is such shallow soil of character that when the emotions wear off and some difficulty arrives, there is nothing to show for it.
18-19 "The seed cast in the weeds represents the ones who hear the kingdom news but are overwhelmed with worries about all the things they have to do and all the things they want to get. The stress strangles what they heard, and nothing comes of it.
20 "But the seed planted in the good earth represents those who hear the Word, embrace it, and produce a harvest beyond their wildest dreams."
Our response to the living Word of God will determine the amount and quality of fruit produced in our lives. The differences in the soil, as described in the parable of the sower, can be directly related to our heart's response to the living Word of God. If we hear and obey, we completely embrace God's written and spoken Word, as it applies to our specific life situation, we'll produce a harvest beyond our wildest dreams. The Word is being sown and it's in the level of its application that will determine the fulfillment of our destiny.
Mark 4:24-25 (Amplified Bible)
24 And He said to them, Be careful what you are hearing. The measure [of thought and study] you give [to the truth you hear] will be the measure [of virtue and knowledge] that comes back to you--and more [besides] will be given to you who hear.
25 For to him who has will more be given; and from him who has nothing, even what he has will be taken away [by force],
We're all held accountable for the things we receive and what we do with those things. Just as a farmer has to account for the seed he has sown to determine the level of his harvest, our accounting relates to the level of fulfillment of our own destiny. Please join me today in doing your part to eradicate that disease of procrastination in your life.
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