Writing about procrastination a short while back has actually helped me to become more disciplined in taking action and avoiding that “p” word. I’ve become more aware of the tendencies that feed my procrastinating. And one of them is my leftover “all or nothing” tendency founded in my perfectionism. It looks like this.
- I don’t have enough time to do all the dishes, so I won’t do any.
- I don’t have enough energy to put away all the clothes, so I won’t do any.
- I don’t know all I’d write in that blog post about ______, so I won’t even start.
- I don’t think my friend is home now, so I won’t even call.
See the pattern? Do you relate? It’s so easy to fall into this “all or nothing”ness. It seems so….reasonable. Yet, could it be a kind of subtle disobedience? If God is telling me to call my friend, am I second guessing God and telling Him when the right time to call is? If God is giving me a few minutes before we head out the door and I neglect to put some dishes in the dishwasher, am I dictating what I can do?
I recognize that I’m using insignificant examples to talk about obeying God, but could it be that I could walk moment by moment with the Spirit’s empowering by responding to His prompting? Even in little things? That is indeed the desire of my heart. And I believe God Almighty wants to be Lord of every area of my life. Yes, even the dishes.
And right now, I think He wants me to introduce you to an amazing website by a couple who are walking in obedience in a very special way. I was amazed and humbled by their walk of faith. Please check out http://www.amomentcherished.blogspot.com. This family has already adopted an infant from Ethiopia and is seeking to sponsor a teenager from there for a school visa. But God will have to do a miracle for that to happen. Please read about their heart for this boy who lives on the streets.