Book: Proverbs 6
“Don’t put it off; do it now! Don’t rest until you do it.”
The context of this verse is the danger of putting up security or guaranteeing the debt of another person. The warning is given to not do it and if you have, take every step you can to get out of it quickly! It is so urgent that you need to take every possible step now to free yourself. Don’t stop working on it until it is resolved. Once resolved you will have peace to rest.
Many of us may not have guaranteed a loan for others but there are other things we have been called to do. If God has convicted or challenged you about something, don’t put it off or delay in doing what you need to do, “do it now!” When God convicts, it is a priority!
I remember an issue that God convicted me of and I was slow to respond. I tried to rationalize it away thinking that all would be fine. I tried to ignore it. I tried to forget it but none of these things worked. In this area I did not enjoy the peace God wanted me to have. Then I finally did what God wanted me to do, and should have done originally. It resulted in a great sense of freedom and peace. In fact, once I had obeyed I looked back at the situation and could not figure out why I had not been quicker to respond to God.
It is ALWAYS best to obey God’s wisdom immediately. Delaying obedience with excuses, unproven fear, or self pride will always lead to unhealthy stress. Why miss out on His peace?
Take time to ask the Lord if there is anything in your life that He has been convicting you of that you may have tried to ignore, discredit, or run from. Ask him as well if there is anything He wants you to do. Then as quick as you can, obey Him. Make it a priority in your day to resolve it. Enjoy the peace He gives you after obeying!