Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of disease and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.—Wayne Gretzky
Procrastination is a crafty tempter. He tells us things can be done later. Why worry yourself, he tells us. Just have fun and do that stuff tomorrow. Procrastination is especially attractive for unpleasant activities, difficult tasks, etc. Our leading quote from hockey legend Wayne Gretzky is instructive. Procrastination is a disease that we all carry. The key is to not let procrastination progress from the occasional head cold to a fatal case of pneumonia.
Let us go back to Proverbs 13:4. Matthew Henry (‘s commentary) says of this verse, “The slothful desire the gains the diligent get, but hate the pains the diligent take; therefore they have nothing. This is especially true as to the soul.” Father Hurley teaches that there is no reason to be jealous. Why not? We see all these successful people, some of which are taking advantage of the world system. Liars, cheaters, and swindlers get ahead every day. Diligence will win the day. If we remain diligent in the pursuit of our goals, success will follow. We may not have as much as our neighbor, but God will honor our commitment and diligence. A person who is committed to God’s word and works toward righteous goals WILL BE rewarded.