3 So Joshua said to the Israelites: “How long will you wait before you begin to take possession of the land that the Lord, the God of your ancestors, has given you? 4 Appoint three men from each tribe. I will send them out to make a survey of the land and to write a description of it, according to the inheritance of each. Then they will return to me. 5 You are to divide the land into seven parts. Judah is to remain in its territory on the south and the tribes of Joseph in their territory on the north. 6 After you have written descriptions of the seven parts of the land, bring them here to me and I will cast lots for you in the presence of the Lord our God.
Joshua asked why it was taking so much time for the tribes to possess the land. They were putting off the job of doing this. They were delaying their purpose and destiny to possess the Promised Land that God had provided for them. They just needed to move and do, but they were not doing this. Do you delay doing things that are not comfortable or unpleasant to do? Do you look at a large job and just turn around and avoid it? Jobs we do not like to do will require more concentration, time, and effort, but putting those types of jobs off just show a lack of discipline, stewardship of time, and even disobedience to God. If you feel the urge to procrastinate doing a job you do not really want to do, just take the job in parts and begin to move into it part by part, and before you know it, you will be done. The more times you do this the easier it will get the next time and the next time, and before you know it, you will have conquered your procrastination habit.