You, former procrastinator, are a Triple A Threat to the enemy.
By the grace of God and His power at work in you and me, we can knock out the enemy who stalks us and strikes often to bring us down through procrastination. But our mighty, sovereign, wise God has overcome our enemy. In Christ, He has made us victors! The Lord has equipped us to come out of procrastination and live the abundant life He purchased for us.
2 Peter 1:3: “His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness.”
A combination of two expressions captures the warrior position and ability God has given us – “Triple A Threat.”
The expression “triple threat” means someone in a particular field who exhibits three skills necessary to excel. (yourdictionary.com). In basketball that means one guy great at shooting, passing, dribbling. In theatre, it means one person great at singing, dancing, acting. The ability to exercise all three skills gives the person a distinct advantage over the competition.
The expression “Triple A” in business refers to the highest rating, the best at what that business does.
Those of us who recognize our procrastination bent and actively seek God for change are “Triple A Threats” to the enemy! We are Aware, Alert, and Active in this battle.
Aware – First, we recognize that we have a slothfulness bent and we need to change. We know by His grace we are changing.
Alert – We accept responsibility for our delays and we are constantly on the lookout for opportunities to make wise choices instead. We have our antennae out to discern what needs doing and when.
Active – We choose in the moment to do what needs doing when it needs doing.
“Aware” is sitting at the computer because I know it has some answers I need about a product. “Alert” is searching sites for the product I need. “Active” is placing an order for the product as soon as I find it.
We begin with admitting, “Yes, I put things off.” But we move on to face the serious consequences of that habit and commit to change. We notice making choices so we can choose to do the needed thing at the best time. We follow through by actually doing the job right away.
We must be watchful all the time. The enemy can come sniveling around or jump out roaring. He can sneak in quietly or mount a frontal assault. He is adept at getting us to put things off, but he is limited by God Almighty. Our awesome God equips us to be highly skilled – Aware, Alert, and Active – for victory in the battle. He has given us the AAAdvantage over the competition!
As a diligent woman, what will you do this week to exhibit His divine power? How will you show you are Aware, Alert, and Active in the battle against procrastination?