Being Habitually Late

Sometimes things happen that are outside of our control, causing us to arrive late for certain events, but what about those who are repeatedly late for spiritual events when they could have been on time? Being habitually late may be a symptom of other underlying issues, such as:

– Selfishness
– Laziness
– Lack of respect for other people
– Lack of respect for God
– Misplaced priorities
– Lack of interest in spiritual things (being carnally-minded)

Being late can also have a negative impact on others around us:

– It can be a distraction to those who are trying to learn
– It can be a distraction to those who are serious about worshiping God properly (Jn. 4:24), pulling their focus away from God to you
– It can be a discouragement to those who are trying their best
– It can make others think spiritual things should not be a priority
– It can tempt others to do the same thing

God wants us to do our best in everything we do (Eccl. 9:10; Col. 2:23). Let’s do our best to be on time, thereby demonstrating our love for God and our love for others (Mt. 22:36-40).

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