"The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully
Are you a procrastinator? Are you one of those types that wait till the last minute to get moving? Possibly this may be due to your imminent detest of the task on hand. After all, it could be work, where you feel you don't belong, or perhaps you may be over abused. On the other hand, you may have become inundated with tasks at hand and leave just minutes before your expected arrival time hoping traffic will be on your side this time.
Furthermore, how silly we can be when we soon begin praying asking God to "keep us from hitting red lights" or "please don't let me be the last one in" All of this due to the fact we procrastinate and are not on time in seeking our obligations. When you think about it, what ARE we actually waiting for? Why does it take us so long to get moving? Why do we torture ourselves so?
One way to gain advantage is to set a time ten minutes prior to the ACTUAL time you should leave and complete ONLY those tasks that are necessary. Leave the rest for when you return. Keep yourself at peace as you do so not becoming overwhelmed.
If you are unable to finish everything, then complete those tasks the night before. Finally, during this time, turn your phone down, and do not answer it planning to return the call at a more convenient time.
If you are a procrastinator due to being in a situation that is making you unhappy, then it is time to set sail and look for different ports. It is ridiculous to stay in a job where you feel unappreciated especially if it is all due to loyalty. My friends, life is too short. Begin looking for other opportunities if your work place is sucking the life out of you. Despite a rigid economy, you may find peace somewhere else with a little less pay. Would God expect so much out of us that he would keep bleeding us for more? Of course not! Realize it may be time to make a move.
"The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied." Keep this in mind as you pluck through the nuances of life that are debilitating you and making you late. Are they emotional vampires? Sucking out the life's blood as you go on about your day? Is your job becoming overwhelming extending into your family life? Are certain friends calling you all hours of the night and day unleashing their burdens? Then it is time for a change. Don't be a procrastinator in finding happiness in your own life. Find opportunities that will help you want to be on time!
1. Take a good look at your life and your procrastination issues. Could these issues be due to the simple fact you are unhappy? Write down these issues and what is causing you from not being on time.
2. Begin by addressing the most important issues. How can you change them? What do you need to do to change them?
3. Arrange each item by priority. Begin with number one. What can you do to ensure your happiness? Is it looking for new work? Finding new friends?
4. Systematically begin changing all these issues in your life today. Don't procrastinate any longer. Happiness will be your blessing and being on time your virtue!
"And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. "
Embrace me this week, wrapped in your love, to see my life with a cup that is half full and not half empty. Open my eyes to the many blessing bestowed by your mindful eye as I go about my days. Let me live in glory and acceptance knowing full well you have every intention of meeting my every need - every day - every second.
Forgive me, Lord, as it is easy for me to lose site of these blessings. It is even easier to notice others who seem to be blessed with more. Deep inside, I know I am not privy to their deep despairs as they trudge through their own lives. Yet, I know it is remotely human to want and desire all things I am unable to acquire. Help me realize, Lord, you have filled my cup with all my yearnings, and may I drink abundantly and thankfully each day.
As I wake each day this week, let me begin with morning affirmations reminding myself how truly blessed I am due to your hands........
Let me be thankful for:
The sense of touch, may I use it more this week
My health, may I walk in nature more often
My family, may I share more special moments
Friends, may I drop the daily drugdery to enjoy myself more
My community, may I be more grateful for all they do
Seasons, may I admire the changes
The Internet where I can connect
Freedom and Opportunity to do whatever I desire
Inspiration to redefine myself daily
Aging, may I relish the lessons I've learned in life
Employment, having a job today is a blessing
Second chances and getting things right
The chance to travel and see the world
Literacy, being able to read what I love
Having your bills paid and food on the table
Long weekends to relax
Family and friends to share this Thanksgiving
Much love God,
Valerie Bourbour is a writer and avid researcher of the Bible. She seeks to enlighten daily spirituality in others by bringing awareness of God's plan.