It’s #thirstythursday and this week I’ve been thirsty for MOTIVATION!!! Side note: If anyone has seen my motivation, would you be so kind as to send it back my way???
No motivation + procrastination = a HOT HAIGLER MESS.
This past weekend, I needed to pack myself and 3 kids for a family trip we were taking. I left the ENTIRE day open on Saturday to accomplish this one goal. Pack. That’s it. But seriously. All I wanted to do was clean up my bedroom and go shopping. Brian was beyond done with me. He kept telling me how many hours remained in the day. And I just kept putting off the packing longer and longer…
Finally, I told him I was an adult and that I could manage time just fine on my own. To which he ever so kindly reminded me that I NEVER manage time well on my own. Who was I kidding??? He was SOO right. He’s always right. Dang it.
And then we all know how the story ends. I was up at 2am. Packing. Just like he said I would be.
The part that hit me the hardest about the entire situation? When I asked Brian to leave me and my packing issues alone – he responded that it would have been nice to spend time as a family on Saturday evening instead of me being stressed and distracted with packing.
Ouch. My procrastination and lack of motivation had a consequence. And I didn’t even realize that until it was too late. Too late to turn the clock back and do my Saturday over again. Too late to realign my priorities and think about the task at hand. Man, I should have packed earlier in the day.
I’ve thought a lot about last Saturday and our conversation. How many times do I put off tasks or activities when I know I should take action? How many times do those decisions to procrastinate bring a negative consequence? How many times does my procrastination take away from moments with my family? A lot.
God used this as a lesson for me. A lesson that I needed at this moment in my life.
James 4:17 says this:
Anyone who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.
Now wait a minute. I’m not saying that I’m going to hell because I procrastinated on packing my clothes. No.
But, this scripture points out that God has good for us to do. And if we don’t do it – that is sin.
There are plenty of things in life that I put off. And I want that to change.
Lord, help me to realize the consequences of my procrastination. Help me to do the tasks that you have laid before me in life. Help me to serve with a cheerful heart. Help me to prioritize my days so that I am able to spend more time with my family.
Now – I LOVE seeing throwback thursdays (#tbt) from friends on Facebook – so here’s one for you that I’m sooo crazy about at the moment:
Me when I was born (circa 1981) –
And my little Brockster –
Yep. There you have it. My twin 🙂 Let’s all pray he does NOT get the procrastination gene.
Encouragement for the Day:
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