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“I don’t feel like it…”

13525505_303034746697959_1632941623_nDo you ever wake up on a Monday morning and think to yourself, “I don’t feel like it”!

This morning, I woke up and thought, “I don’t feel like going for my morning ‘ralk’ (my word for a combination of running and walking). Those are the mornings that you have to push yourself, get out of bed, get the running gear on and go out the door. Maybe you woke up this morning and thought, “I don’t feel like going to work”.

I suppose that is the difference between procrastination and discipline. Procrastination puts off to tomorrow what you should do today. Procrastinate on going to work without a legitimate reason, and you will soon find yourself looking for a new job! Discipline is based on your present reality and the initiative to do what is necessary to make your day effective. I suppose I could have laid back down in bed this morning and put off my “ralk” until tomorrow, but I must tell you that getting up and going out for my four-kilometre run and walk has given my day a wonderful jumpstart.
If I am totally honest with you, writing this blog was not easy today. I told MJ that I really did not have anything to write about. Then I got thinking, why not write about the fact that I have nothing to write about. My decision to write was motivated by my wondering about how many may feel the same as me. It is my hope that “my musings” will help someone to get over the procrastination hump and get a disciplined jumpstart to your week.

I love how The Message paraphrase’s Matthew 6:30-34

“If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.
Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.

Peterson, E. H. (2005). The Message: the Bible in contemporary language (Mt 6:30–34). Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress.

So, on this first day of your work week, get up, get going, make the best of your day and let God take care of your tomorrow. Not a bad blog, if I do say so myself, especially for someone who got up this morning and felt he had nothing to write about!

Until next Monday…
Don

One Comments

  • Renee

    February 7, 2017

    This is such good advice! Thanks for the “push” toward discipline instead of procrastination. God is gently “pushing” me toward increased discipline through many sources, including this message.

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