Spiritual warfare against the spirit of procrastination
One of the basic principles of spiritual warfare is the law of resistance. This law indicates a few things and they are: 1) We must resist whatever is challenging us spiritually 2) If we do not resist then whatever is challenging us will eventually overcome us 3) By not resisting what is challenging us, then by default we are giving it the right to remain and rule in our lives and finally 4) By our activating the law of spiritual resistance then whatever is resisting us MUST FLEE!
This spiritual law of resistance of which I speak says the following, “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” James 4:7. The word submit means to give over or yield to the power or authority of another. So in order to be successful in the second part of the spiritual principle of James 4:7, as it relate to resisting our spiritual opponents we must first relinquish our way of doing things and yield to the power and authority of God in an effort to resist the spiritual forces that’s resisting us.
So, in essence we don’t resist our spiritual opponents by saying, “Go away devil” or by saying “leave me alone Satan”. Instead by submitting to God, it indicates that we must take his word and resist the devil and his agents by speaking it against them. To suggest otherwise would indicate that we are doing it our way and scripture clearly says that there is a way that may seem right to us but at the end of that way we are guaranteed failure and destruction, Proverbs 16:25 and Proverbs 12:14.
I mentioned all of that to get to what the lord has laid on my heart for someone today who is being defeated in the area of “PROCRASTINATION”. The enemy of your soul has been having a field day with your life by seeing to it that you never ever complete the things you’ve started or get to work on things you know you need to be doing. You either become very tired, sleepy, frustrated or just simply lose the desire to complete assigned or important task. Your life has become an utter mess due to unfinished or things you have yet to address simply because the spirit of procrastination has overwhelmed you with the desire and pleasure of putting it off for another time and you know just as well as I do that that task will never get done.
The lord said to tell you that in order for you to overcome this nagging and frustrating spirit, you must initiate the process by submitting to God. He said to also remind you that we are co-laborers with him, 1 Corinthians 3:9 and that you are guaranteed failure if you continue to fight this stubborn spirit on your own.
From this moment forward you must speak the word of God against the spirit of procrastination. For example, “Spirit of procrastination, I can and will do all things through Christ who strengthens me, Philippians 4:13” “Spirit of procrastination there is a greater force in me than any evil force that is attempting to influence me” 1 John 4:4. “Spirit of procrastination the word of God says, ” We must work the works of him who sent us while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work” John 9:4. “Spirit of procrastination the word of God says that whatever my hand finds to do, do it with your might” Eccl. 9:10. “Spirit of procrastination I reject you subtle influence that would usually cause me to neglect what I should be doing and I decree and declare to you that according to the word of God Jesus Christ has Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross, there for your evil subtle influence WILL NOT WORK TODAY!” Colossians 2:14. “Spirits of procrastination and confusion I agree with the word against you that says all things should be done decently and in order” 1 Corinthians 14:40. “Spirit of procrastination I will obey God’s word that says, do not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come again, tomorrow I will give it”—when you have it with you” Proverbs 3:28.
Friends, this is spiritual warfare against the spirit of procrastination, God will deliver you if you co-labor with him by decreeing his word. As a reminder, the process of deliverance for the just begins and ends with KNOWLEDGE! Proverbs 11:9
Written By: Kevin L A Ewing