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By Charles Wagner, founder of Gramazin,
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#234 - I'm a Procrastinator
Volume 1 - Prayers to Love God

Dear Father, I'm a procrastinator. I sweep important things under the rug. I put them off. I save them for a rainy day. I'll get to them tomorrow. It has caused me trouble, as I have missed important deadlines. I have let other people down or caused myself stress. Why do I do this? - I'm afraid of the task that I keep avoiding. It intimidates me. I don't think I can handle it. Father, if this is the case, I have a sinful heart. I am not trusting You to help me through it. I apparently don't believe I can do all things through Christ. Apparently, I don't believe He will strengthen me. Why don't I ask You for help? Why don't I ask others for help? Stubbornness. Pride. The belief that I am to take care of things on my own and, therefore, I must handle it myself. However, I know I can't handle it so I sweep it under the rug. Please forgive me. - I am a people pleaser. I agreed to do something I didn't want to do or that I wasn't equipped to do so that I could make someone happy with me. I was afraid to say "no". Now I have this promise to someone I don't want to fulfill. Please forgive me. Father, as it says in Your Word, I am to inquire of the Lord. I am to bring to You those things that I need to do but intimidate me, asking You to help me conquer them. I am to follow through with promises I made to others because You command me to love my neighbor. If what I have promised is against Your will, I need to go to that person and tell them I was wrong to make the promise, that I have asked You for forgiveness, that I will not be carrying it out, and that I need their forgiveness. Father, help me not to be a procrastinator any longer. Give me a deeper faith in You that is not afraid of any challenge and makes no decision to commit to something without Your leading. Amen.

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