Jenkins: Goodbye procrastination, and say hello to proclamation!

By Phyllis Jenkins
Special To Inside The Pew

As we move forward into 2013, there are some habits that need to be unloaded and left behind. One of those habits is procrastination. It’s a word that we don’t like to bePhyllis Jenkins reminded of, but we secretly hang on to it. Many of us believe we know the meaning of procrastination, but I heard a definition that will forever be engraved in my mind. Bishop Rosie O’Neal shared that God gave her the following definition of the word procrastination. She said, “It’s the behavioral by-product of a lack of understanding about the delay of an opportunity which is grace. It is the arrogant assumption that God owes you another chance to do tomorrow what He gave you a chance to do today.


You might want to read that definition again-slowly and apply it accordingly. Make the proclamation that you will press forward into your purpose and calling without delay in 2013. Philippians 3:14 said, “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”


Dear Father in Heaven,

Thank you for another opportunity to be obedient to your calling and purpose for my life. Please forgive me of ‘all’ the things I left undone because of procrastination. As I move forward into 2013, I will not delay another opportunity of grace given by You. I will no longer minimize my purpose by putting it on hold. Thank You for Your Love, Grace & Mercy.


In Jesus Name I pray,


Over-comer, Believer, Dreamer, and Encourager are just a few words that describe Phyllis Jenkins. She is the founder and president of the Powerful Journey Organization, where she empowers women to live a balanced life by helping them: Find their Passion- Focus on What Matters Most and Flourish in their Calling. Phyllis is also the publisher of the Powerful Journey, an online magazine. She inspires, equips and enlightens audiences of all ages through her practical and powerful presentations. With her captivating energy, she offers strategies which will fuel your Journey with Purpose, Preparation and Perseverance. She is a featured author in the Allen Public Library 2009 and 2010 ‘Write-On’ Literary books. Her first children’s book (co-authored by her 6-year-old grandson), “Rudy’s Unforgettable Flight” is available in bookstores. Contact her at

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