Like the proverbial Bandaid® / armhair pull__ difficult tasks are often better done quickly. The battle of obedience is won by the sprinter, not the cross country rationalizer. We have an enemy well versed in procrastination aka the “time trap”. At a crossroad, a destiny moment where we face a familiar scenario with an unfamiliar instruction (not to respond to an offense, give more, forgive a repeat offender, give preference to someone else, etc.) quick action is our greatest weapon.
When Judas faced such a task, though evil in nature, necessary for our redemption:
Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.__John 13:26-27 KJV’
The path of obedience is as short one. God’s instruction→ our action.