This space is especially for Christian sisters who struggle with procrastination – or who think they don’t (or don’t) but might be curious – or who live with someone who does procrastinate.
My battle continues, as you will see; but by God’s grace victories occur more often. Changes are significant. I would like to share what I am learning about myself so that He might use it to help you recognize the enemy, do battle, and experience victory. It is worth the fight!
We can encourage and support each other here. I look forward to our conversations and to learning from you. What a good God we have who forgives and redeems!
So, with no further delay, (big grin) let’s get started.
Procrastination is ‚Äòputting off til the morrow.’ Are there indications of that in your life?
For me, the big one I recognized was being routinely late. I was often tardy going places.
Looking back, I see there were other indications I did not recognize. Here are some:
- Unfinished projects (boxes of photos stacked in empty spaces, mending stuffed in baskets)
- Clutter (piles on the kitchen counters, plastic bags of papers I had to go through to find something)
- Tension and constant hurry (because I’m making other people late)
- Driving too fast (because I left late with no margin)
- Overload because of unfinished business (the reason my do lists were so long – even with items from years past)
- Missed opportunities (I can’t do what I want to do because I haven’t done what I should have done)
Get the idea? This stuff is like English ivy or kudzu down south. Tentacles of procrastination creep in everywhere and gradually take over.
I’ll share more of my personal list next week. Meanwhile, where do you already know procrastination shows up in your life? What do you feel the need to address?