How many of us like to think that we created the problems we’re having? I don’t. But, if I’m truly honest with myself, I’d have to admit that I’m currently living with the consequences of some bad choices. Yep, I created the very thing that’s causing me stress right now. And yes, I call on God to rescue me from it. But, I think He may just let me sit in my mess for a while. Because it’s there that I’ll determine that I don’t want to be here again. Maybe I’ll change my thinking and actions as a result. I hope so anyway.
See, I’m a procrastinator. I have been all my life. I’m not sure why. Is it laziness? Is it fear? Is it my easily distractible personality? I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what causes it – thus procrastinating from doing anything real about it. The bottom line: I need to change my behavior and stop procrastinating. I need to stop putting off what I don’t what to do and just do it. Otherwise, it clutters my mind, clutters my to-do list, clutters my desktop, and clutters my life without ever getting accomplished. Something that would take 30 minutes consumes more of my time in the long run than if I had just done it on day one. Ugh!
So, here I sit, overwhelmed with things that I don’t want to do, while my family is off to the gym to have some fun (well, sort of). Consequences. I really want to go see a new movie that was released, but I don’t have time. Consequences. I want to plan a lunch date with a friend, but can’t commit the time for the next six weeks. Consequences.
I choose right now to stop procrastinating, and so I must close this post (because in writing it I was actually procrastinating from a different piece that I need to complete). May you too, find the courage to change what’s needed and be blessed by your choices and actions.
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein