Think you have plenty of time to raise your child? Sorry, you don’t. If we’re going to be godly dads, it’s time we identify and destroy the procrastination obstacle.
Maybe the procrastination obstacle doesn’t sound like you. How about one of the other obstacles?
- The Ignorance Obstacle > “I didn’t know it was my job.”
- The Inertia Obstacle > “I don’t know where to start.”
- The Delegation Obstacle > “I’ll let someone else do it.”
- The Guilt Obstacle > “Who am I to talk?”
- The Procrastination Obstacle > “I’ve got plenty of time.”
- The Despair Obstacle > “My kid’s too far gone.”
In this post, we’ll talk about The Procrastination Obstacle—how it sounds, how it interferes, how to remove it and how Scripture can help us overcome it.
How the Obstacle Sounds
The Procrastination Obstacle sounds like this: “I’ve got plenty of time.”
How the Obstacle Interferes
If you have older children, you know the dangers of procrastinating. Yo ur child was born one day, then he’s grown the next. I don’t have to tell you how fast time flies.
If you’re a father of young children, maybe you haven’t notice yet. But, it’s almost impossible to convey how little time you really have. My oldest child is 10 years old. I still feel crushed knowing I may have her in our house fewer years than I’ve already had.
Kent points out in the Identify and Destroy eBook how once your child is around 10 years of age—we actually have WAY LESS time than we think. Thanks, Kent The Downer! : ) Sadly, like usual, Kent’s right.
Think about it: Every statistic we see about childhood development and spiritual direction confirms most children have their direction set by the time they hit their teen years. Factor in sports, music, dance, birthday parties, church activities, school functions and other various weekly events, it’s a miracle if you see your child about five times between the ages of 10 and 18! Basically, if you have a ten-year-