Happy August 1st! It’s Monday AND the first day of a new month–not sure how many times in a year THAT happens! I now have one primary freelance job with excellent pay and long-term potential, which will allow me to focus on it instead of several short-term jobs or projects. I can also save that time I have been spending each week searching for new jobs, and invest it elsewhere, such as wrapping up my dissertation and doctorate program, AND doing more sewing, quilting, and blogging! 😉
So onto today’s inspiration and motivation to start off this new month of August…
“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”
Ah, this one is an “ouch” kind of devotional! The human tendency is to put off the harder or less pleasant tasks to do the easier or more enjoyable ones…AND to try to justify it as having “good intentions.” Oops! This line is especially revealing: “…procrastination devours opportunities to live a purposeful life.”
So what are YOUR thoughts?
Do you feel admonished by this one or do you find it easy to stay on task?
Do you struggle with procrastination or are you able to focus on doing what’s necessary to fulfill your purpose and potential?