Former procrastinators, I’ve touched up some earlier blogs to share. This allows me to deal with some new developments at home. Thank you!
Classroom teachers used to comment that students’ clothing affected their behavior. On “picture day” behavior was nicer. On “jeans day” students were more rambunctious.
Our inclination is to stay clothed in the comfortable – the old man. The woman we naturally are is what we find easy to wear. Jesus, however, wants us to dress in what He has provided – the new woman.
The resurrection reminds us we CAN put off procrastination and put on peace because Jesus has broken the chains that bind us to self and slothfulness. Hence, the tagline on this website.
I chose “put off procrastination, put on peace” for two reasons: 1) The play on words – put off putting off – and get peaceful relief. 2) The scriptures that tell us to put off and put on – forsake our old selves and take on our new selves in Christ, our peace.
When we procrastinate, we’re looking for peace. We mistakenly think if we put something off, we’ll have relief. That’s a lie.
Ephesians 4: 21-24 says “PUT OFF concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and … PUT ON the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.”
We put on the new man each time we do what needs doing when it needs doing.
We become comfortable in appropriate clothes. At a reception where the men wore tuxes, my husband wore his military version. Someone asked him, “You wear this often don’t you?” “Yes, I do.” She said, “I can tell because you are so much more at ease in your clothes than the rest of the men are in theirs.”
The more we practice diligence, the more accustomed we become to doing what needs doing when it needs doing. It becomes natural. And peaceful.
We will be beautiful in Jesus’s choice for us!
Where do you sense Jesus making a new choice for you?