“Come ye thankful people, come‚Ä¶” I came as a procrastinator and I continue to come as one being changed.
I still love the Thanksgiving hymn that begins with those words. They remind me to count the many blessings God has graciously given me. As I think about what I’ve gone through as a procrastinator and what I’ve put others through, and as I think about the growth I’m experiencing now, I am so thankful to be Christ’s!
As one bent toward procrastination, I am especially grateful for:
Jesus who redeemed me for heaven and also for life here on earth
The Lord’s forgiving me, redeeming my sin, and using it for His good purposes
God’s continually changing me to be like Jesus, for His prompting, patience, and persistent care
The Lord’s calling and purpose for me even in my bent to procrastinate
The Lord’s never giving up on me in all these years
His enabling me to face truth and accept responsibility
His Word, living and powerful to speak to this issue in my life, giving me help and hope
A bright future ahead doing what needs doing when it needs doing
The kindness of people I’ve wronged who have forgiven and not forsaken me
My wonderful husband who is forgiving and patient with the old me and encourages the new me
My husband’s so kindly sacrificing his time to help his not-tech-savvy wife
Praying friends who listen, advise, encourage, and take this work to God for wisdom and direction
My wise parents who addressed this issue and prodded me toward change when I was young
Our wonderful children, who do not have this bent, and have forgiven their mom many offenses
A talented website designer who is patient, gracious, and up for a challenge
My caring, praying accountability partner who prompts me to action
Each of you, dear sisters, who struggle with the same bent I do. I’m grateful for your thoughtful reading and feedback. I’m grateful for your desire to be like Jesus and your daily victories. Together we can rejoice in His faithfulness to us!
This week, what makes you rejoice in gratitude?