The New York Times’ published an article about time yesterday which sparked some thoughts in my mind. Apparently, every few years, a second has to be added to the atomic clock to ‘re-sync’ it with the rotation of the earth. The brainy folks which decide such things, met in Geneva recently and couldn’t come to an agreement on whether to “recommend the elimination of leap seconds”. So they decided instead to procrastinate and postponed the decision about time for an extended time of three years.
You can read the entire article here.
I found their decision pretty humorous and it reminded me of a quote I heard at one of Rick Grubbs’ Redeeming the Time seminars. Here it is in full:
Procrastination is the assassination of your motivation. When God gives a revelation of what He wants in our lives, we get filled with inspiration and pledge to do things beyond imagination, but then comes a hesitation and with it, an evaporation of that determination, allowing procrastination to become the assassination of our motivation.
To the student, procrastination means the deterioration of your education which brings the defamation of your reputation. In the workplace it can lead to the termination of your occupation which means the elimination of your compensation.
Procrastinate on changing your oil and you will see the disintegration of your transportation. If its home repairs it will be the dilapidation of your habitation.
Procrastinate on spending time with your children and you’ll experience the alienation of cherished family relations. But the worst procrastination of all is when we procrastinate on the things of God which may lead to the expiration and revocation of God’s offer of salvation.
So don’t procrastinate. Initiate! And redeem the time.
How will you ‘redeem the time’ today?