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New Week, New Beginnings – August 10 Devotions

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This second Monday in August is the beginning of a new week and new beginnings for me. I now have two new freelance jobs that have long-term potential, which will allow me to focus on them instead of several short-term jobs or projects. I can also save time I have been spending each week on searching for new jobs!

 

So onto today’s devotions.

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“The best healer is often the wounded healer, because he knows what he is dealing with since he has suffered it himself.

If you have suffered through some hard times in your life, you are going to be even more successful in ministering to those who are going through the same kind of suffering in their lives.

Though you may have had a rough time in your life, God can use what you have been through for His glory–if you will allow Him to do so!

No matter where you may be today or what you may be going through, God can turn your situation around and use it to further  His kingdom and bring blessings to you and to many others.”

–Joyce Meyer in “New Day New You”

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-2-

“It is easy to leave unpleasant tasks for later. Don’t be afraid to do what seems to be hard. God will anoint you to do whatever He tells you to do.

Good intentions are not acts of obedience, and procrastination devours opportunities to live a purposeful life.

Whatever God has inspired you to do–do it today!”

–Joyce Meyer in “Starting Your Day Right”

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My reflections:

-1- I have experienced this myself–both in having others minister to me who understand exactly what I’m going through, and in being able to reach out to others going through similar situations.

-2- Ah, this one is an “ouch” kind of devotional…the human tendency is to put off the harder or less pleasant tasks. AND to try to justify it as having “good intentions.” Oops! This line is especially revealing: “procrastination devours opportunities to live a purposeful life.”

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So what are YOUR thoughts?

-1-  Do you believe this is true? Are “wounded healers” the best healers? Have you experienced this yourself, either as a giver or receiver of healing?

-2- Do you feel admonished by this one or do you find it easy to stay on task? Do you struggle with procrastination?

19 Comments

  1. Alana

    Both my husband and I struggle with procrastination, especially my husband. Having a large caregiving task with various deadlines helped both of us stay on task -until someone tried to steal our car today. A lot of time spent on the aftermath – but I have a feeling there was a purpose behind this incident. All I need to do now is find it.
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    10 . Aug . 2015
  2. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    I procrastinate sometimes depending on what the task or situation is. I usually get to it eventually, though.

    10 . Aug . 2015
  3. Inspiring Kitchen

    Congrats on the new freelance opportunities.
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    10 . Aug . 2015
  4. Mykidsguide

    I also procrastinate when I know that it can wait. I think the best healers are those who have been wounded as they have been in that situation.

    10 . Aug . 2015
  5. Alli

    I only struggle with procrastination in certain areas. It’s usually those things I don’t want to do. I guess it seems easier to put it off instead of going ahead and dealing with it. 🙂
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    10 . Aug . 2015
  6. Heather

    Ohhh yes, ‘wounded healers, best healers’. There’s something to be said for someone who is in your corner that has too lived through the hurt you may be going through. It makes you feel less alone and that person more credible, per se. With that said, a compassionate healer is also a great healer. But then, perhaps it takes being wounded to understand and demonstrate compassion for others.
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    10 . Aug . 2015
  7. Rachel Mouton

    I love these devotions 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing!
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    10 . Aug . 2015
  8. Life as a Convert

    I have learned that doing the hardest thing first is the most rewarding, instead of doing small tasks first.
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    10 . Aug . 2015
  9. Bree

    These are great devotions! Thanks for sharing!

    xo Bree
    http://bree-west.com
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    10 . Aug . 2015
  10. Shann Eva

    As I get older I find I struggle less with procrastination because I want to get more done.
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    10 . Aug . 2015
  11. Beth@FrugalFroggie

    Interesting ideas on healers. I think most people procrastinate in some part of their lives.
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    10 . Aug . 2015
  12. Claudette

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful reflection. I’m not a procrastinator in fact I think their is value I’m holding back, waiting for Divine timing and that is where I focus.
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    11 . Aug . 2015
  13. Liz Mays

    You always give such food for thought, and this is no exception. I really like the positive nature of this one.
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    11 . Aug . 2015
  14. Elizabeth O.

    Yes, I agree that wounded healers are the best healers because they already know what to do and how to guide you through it all.

    Everyone has suffered from procrastination, I think. It’s how you get out of that loop that makes you a lot better.

    11 . Aug . 2015
  15. Michelle Liew

    Food for thought indeed. It’s tough to accept, but if we see things for the greater good, everyone is blessed.
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    11 . Aug . 2015
  16. Victoria

    I will not lie I can procrastinate like it is nothing. However, I like to productively procrastinate. I will just switch my to do list around and do something that I should do later before I do what I should be doing.
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    11 . Aug . 2015
  17. Wendy

    I procrastinate way to much. Thanks for the great words of encouragement.

    11 . Aug . 2015
  18. Ron

    I believe in everything you posted here. I encountered some of this wounded healer all the time.
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    11 . Aug . 2015
  19. Donna Ward

    YAY! How cool! 2 new Freelance jobs – Congrats!
    Yep – I am a healer through Christ – and give testimonials whenever possible – loving your post –

    11 . Aug . 2015

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