Questions related to procrastination
Symptoms of Slothfulness
recognize the development of a sluggard
God knows our hearts, and He warns us to guard them with diligence: “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life” (Proverbs 4:23).
How to Conquer Slothfulness
develop the disciplines of diligence
The reproofs for slothfulness are painful: “The way of the slothful man is as a hedge of thorns . . .” (Proverbs 15:19). Yet, there is hope for the sluggard. God gives instructions both to him and about him.
Be Committed to Diligence
putting your heart into it
Diligence is the opposite of slothfulness. It is the dedicated fervency God calls us to invest in each task that we perform.
Common Excuses for Not Asking for Forgiveness
avoiding God’s command to be reconciled
Sometimes when God asks us to do something, instead of obeying, we try to rationalize away the need to take action. With seeking forgiveness, our pride can get in the way, because asking for forgiveness requires us to humble ourselves before those we have offended.
Hindrances to Gaining a Clear Conscience
common points of rationalization
When you’ve said or done something that weighs on your conscience, you might try to explain away the guilt. The following issues could keep you from clearing your conscience:
When Asking for Forgiveness
tips to keep in mind
Confess only to those who were directly, or actually, offended.