New Month, New Opportunities – August 1 Inspiration

New Month, New Opportunities – August 1 Inspiration

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”


My reflections:


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?



38 thoughts on “New Month, New Opportunities – August 1 Inspiration

  1. As a cancer survivor I feel so blessed each morning when my feet can hit the floor and I have another day to make a difference in this life. I can touch others just like I have been touched by some amazing people in my life.

  2. I normally prefer doing the more difficult tasks first before I finish the easier ones. For me it’s a better way to start with the day so that I don’t feel much pressure.

  3. You seem to have a lot of things going on in August. What I do to keep track of my progress and stay focused it create lists with all the tasks I have to do. Organizing yourself is the best thing you can do to get more productive.

  4. This… “…procrastination devours opportunities to live a purposeful life.” is a message I needed to hear. I’m always saying I’ll do it later. I’m taking this to heart and ending my procrastinating ways starting now! 🙂

  5. I love this simply because when you seriously think about it you can’t be afraid to push yourself to do things that you think might just be too hard.

  6. I always love your words of inspiration and congrats on not having to spend so much time on smaller jobs or a search. Being able to focus on one thing and allotting more time for other things more enjoyable is great!

  7. Happy new month to you as well! This month is always busy for me, from school starting for my child to his birthday. Too much to be sitting down for much of anything.

  8. I always give my best and do whatever it takes to fulfill my goals. Every day is an opportunity so I embrace them.

  9. Love the positivity. Its nearing the end of August and sorry this came too long. Nonetheless, I am grateful that readin your post happens only now that I most need it than weeks ago when I felt more stable.

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