Are you a procrastinator? In anything and everything? I was up until last Wednesday! Now I am conquering procrastination and I want you to join me! I had an epiphany Wednesday morning and I haven’t been the same since!
This little seashell started it all.
I have had this decoration hanging in my bathroom for probably 15 years or so. That seashell in the very middle jumped overboard 5 or 6 years ago. So it laid around in the bathroom FOR YEARS.
Then I packed it away for 8 months when we sold our house and then unpacked it and put it in the new bathroom drawer.
We have lived here for almost 4 years now.
Last week or so I pulled that seashell out of the drawer and decided I am gluing this thing back together again. So I did. It took about 2 minutes total. I felt so accomplished.
It kept nagging me. All. Week. Long.
WHY DID IT TAKE ME 6 YEARS TO DO SOMETHING THAT TOOK 2 MINUTES?
I looked at that seashell every time I walked into the bathroom.
Then I decided I glued it on backwards!
How is a girl to remember after procrastinating this long?
I have been really pondering the thought of what I am going to make this blog into. What do I have that others need? How can I help others? Bless them? Minister to them?
A successful blog has something that people keep coming back to because they get something out of it.
Then it was like God turned the light bulb on.
I felt Him telling me, ” I want more for you than what you get when you procrastinate.”
“I want more for MY people.”
No, in all these things we are MORE THAN CONQUERORS through Him who loved us. Romans 8:37 NIV.
More than conquerors.
In all these things.
Satan wants us to procrastinate. He wants us to forget to do the things we say we will do. The things we need to do. The things God tells us to do.
We don’t resemble conquerors when we are feeling guilty about the stuff we need to do but don’t feel like doing.
Why do we procrastinate?
The consequences of procrastination:
- missed blessings
- health problems
We fail to look like a person who keeps their word.
Ouch. That is not what I want others to think of me.
I have procrastinated since I was a kid. Homework and cleaning my room.
When we first got married I didn’t know exactly that I should clean the lint out of the dryer. I knew there was something that I should do but I didn’t know what it was. I found out when the clothes weren’t drying good and my husband checked the lint in the dryer vent. It is a wonder I didn’t burn the house down it was so thick!
Procrastination can be dangerous, too!
So I have started playing a little game with myself. I can’t procrastinate! If it is something small especially and it is in my power to do it right then, it is getting done.
You wouldn’t believe all the stuff I have accomplished since Wednesday! I have been jotting these down in a post draft and I will share it with you, tomorrow!
I want you to join me!
Hear me though, I am NOT talking about working yourself to death! Know your limit. I was tired a few nights ago and left the dishes. I needed to turn in homeschool grades and decided that it was more important. I left the dishes and didn’t feel guilty because I knew I had worked hard that day.
I am talking about a lot of little things that take just a few seconds. Also, plenty of big things, too.
Does this resonate with you? Feel familiar? Tell me I am not alone. I want to be real, transparent and honest with you about my struggles. My prayer is that we can help each other.
Each week I will blog about a different subject that tends to get procrastinated:
I will have a strong focus on de-cluttering, caring for your home, family and yourself. Just touching the tip of the iceburg here. Anything else that comes to my attention, too!
I will share my progress with you. Please share yours with us. In the comments below or on my Facebook page.
There will be updates on Facebook on what I am into each day and some mini challenges to get you inspired. Bible verses, music and words of motivation!
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If you are as excited about this as I am, let me know! Share with your friends! The more sisters we have, the more we can encourage each other!
I don’t have this all figured out yet, so if you have any ideas for the challenge, please let me know! We are in this together.
So are you ready to put an end to the procrastination?
This post was featured on Fridays Unfolded. Thanks Nancherrow!