Cease Procrastination - Time is Precious!
A new year is undoubtedly a wonderful opportunity to begin all over again. At the beginning of this year I decided to do my very best to cease procrastination once and for all and to accomplish some goals that have been on my heart for quite some time. To do my very best so that, this year, each moment would count! The Lord has placed a sense of urgency on my heart and the stirrings within me say "Now...is the time...this is the only day there is!" We are not guaranteed one more moment of breath, let alone one more hour or one more day. Time IS precious. So, I decided to put in place some strategies so as to not waste a moment.
And to pray that the Lord could give me the strength to follow through, to be vigilant with each moment and make each moment count for His glory.
What Are Those things That Are Meaningful For Me?
I asked myself what are those things that I would need to do every day that are meaningful for me? And I came up with 5 things:
1. Exercise 2. Prayer 3. Read motivational/inspirational books as well as the Bible each day 4. Write 5. Listen for the Holy Spirit's promptings.
Exercise and prayer I have been combining. In the early morning, I walk in a breathtakingly beautiful spot, the path lined with trees of many shapes, sizes and ages, next to a river and with a view of mountains in the distance. For me, this is pretty close to Heaven! I always feel very close to Jesus when I walk in nature and so it is natural, as I walk along, to speak with Him, to pray and to thank Him for His countless blessings in my life. Out loud I have been saying "Thank You Jesus" a few dozen times and I have felt that peace and power come pouring in as He moves closer. It's incredible how something so simple can be so profound. I encourage you to try this for yourself and I would love to hear what your experience is.
My aim with reading is 10 pages a day, as well as Scripture morning and night.
Writing is to write for at least half an hour for my next book and to also journal.
Ask for the Holy Spirit's guidance and take every opportunity to be aware of what the Holy Spirit is saying to me.
Daily Practices Re-Energise Me
So, now as February begins, my daily practices have re-energised me and I am procrastinating significantly less. What a blessing!
This is the only day there is! For His glory!
Do you have things that you like to put into your day to make it count? Things that, when you do them each day, give you a sense of accomplishment and purpose? Let me know, as I love to hear from you all!
Isaiah 41:10 "Fear not, there is nothing to fear, for I am with you. I will strengthen you and I will harden you to difficulties."
Isaiah 43:18 "Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. 19 Behold, I will do a new thing. Now it shall spring forth. Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert."
God bless you!