GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
You do it; don't pretend you don't - that only makes it worse.
I do it, too...not that I'm proud of it.
We all tend to put off things that are unpleasant. We're only human, after all. It's hard for us to embrace...well, that which is hard.
So, procrastinate we do.
Whether it's a project: like the 20-page term paper you've known ALL semester was due tomorrow...but that you just started writing at 4AM. Or the presentation you have to deliver in front of 400 colleagues on Monday, but have failed to yet begin creating. Or your daily step goal of 10,000 by midnight...but it's already 10PM and you're only at 2,487 so you start running in place like a mad person. #slackersrus
Or may it's a conversation you're putting off: you know, one in which we need to correct someone's error ---or give them an answer they don't want to hear ---or raise a possible concern that's been overlooked. It's usually prefaced with "I'm only telling you this for your own good..." #cowardstoo
Look, no one likes being the bad guy. Nobody enjoys making someone else uncomfortable...at least, not those of us with empathy. No one likes doing things that are difficult, cumbersome, time-consuming or just, you know, no fun.
And yeah no one likes having to spring clean the entire house from top to bottom all in one crazy morning because we've put it off for months and now we've got 40 people coming over for a party at 7PM and there's still the cake to be picked up, the pizza to order and the decorations and plates and cutlery to be organized. Hey, man, I told you I wasn't proud of it. Grrr. #pkisamoron
So, don't let fear stop you from doing what you know needs done. They say to rip off the bandage quickly because it'll hurt less. But guess what? You also may just discovered that you've been healed for quite some time.
So, get going and start climbing those stairs in your life because they aren't going anywhere. And if you don't take the first step, neither are you, yo.
Rom 7:18-25a Brothers and sisters: I know that good does not dwell in me, that is, in my flesh. The willing is ready at hand, but doing the good is not. For I do not do the good I want, but I do the evil I do not want. Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me. So, then, I discover the principle that when I want to do right, evil is at hand. For I take delight in the law of God, in my inner self, but I see in my members another principle at war with the law of my mind, taking me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. Miserable one that I am! Who will deliver me from this mortal body? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord.