Procrastination, YES – you have boldly stolen enough of my creative time!
I am pushing forward and this feeling is unstoppable
My actions now speak louder than my words
I look at myself with a sigh of relief – confidence is now my friend
Fear of uncomfortable progress no longer haunts me
My actions now speak louder than my words
Spreading my fresh new wings from this crowded coocoon of doubt has never felt so emancipating
Reaching out I touch life
Life has always been beautiful, question is how long have I not enjoyed this blessing
confidence is now my friend
Fresh air is so revitalising that the indoor boxed state of mind is forced to take a back seat
I intentionally love life with a passion so fiery – insecurities burn to ashes
No longer will procrastination sit by my side and gently pat my back – there is no longer space for skepticism and instability!
I want to love life with a passion so fiery – insecurities burn to ashes
Moving forward is all I wish to know!
“If I were in your shoes, I’d go straight to God, I’d throw myself on the mercy of God. After all, he’s famous for great and unexpected acts; there’s no end to his surprises. He gives rain, for instance, across the wide earth, sends water to irrigate the fields. He raises up the down-and-out, gives firm footing to those sinking in grief. He aborts the schemes of conniving crooks, so that none of their plots come to term. He catches the know-it-alls in their conspiracies— all that intricate intrigue swept out with the trash! Suddenly they’re disoriented, plunged into darkness; they can’t see to put one foot in front of the other. But the downtrodden are saved by God, saved from the murderous plots, saved from the iron fist. And so the poor continue to hope, while injustice is bound and gagged. (Job 5:8-16 MSG)
Worrying is not faith.
Sometimes I find myself lost in relentless worry – especially about things that are not even realistically possible – can you imagine the painful experience of worrying about nothing! It hurts the mind!
I now regard worry as a naïve form of procrastination – especially when one worries about something or someone they have no business with – isn’t that just a pure waste of useful time.
Worrying can really choke the life out of an individual – and lead on to very unfair and selfish thoughts. Society has conditioned us to believe that worry is a necessary tool in life – for instance television adverts that chant on about sickness and reasons why we must become obsessed with the tiniest of details.
A common UK message via advertising on television- “1 in 4 of you will be diagnosed with cancer.” What a shock right? In the middle of watching your favourite tv show and this government message is delivered! 10 seconds of a message about cancer has the power to lead an individual into an array of different thoughts, possibilities and what if’s. Suddenly every body pain experienced may in your mind be linked to cancer and obviously linked to that morbid advert. The vicious cycle of worrying begins…just imagine having such an advert shown 7 to 10 times a day.
My reaction to such messages these days – is an instant rejection of the words spoken – and we should all react in this way to such negativity.
I have come to realise that worrying “does not empty tomorrow of its troubles – it empties today of its strength” (anon)
Why waste valuable time holding on to a non-existent tomorrow – all we have is today – today is our gift and we must learn to appreciate it. The new gift of life is our ‘next day’ – it is new so why worry so much about it – it has not even had time to evolve yet and we are busy worrying about it.
I write this piece as a therapy to myself as well as to you – if worrying is holding you back in life – just let go and live that joyous life Jehovah has intended for us. Remember that “I (you) can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
Let’s live our days in satisfaction and enjoyment – knowing that we have been gifted another day to live!
My personal solutions
1. write down my fears/worries (from this I define which issue I can deal with now or ones that are unrealistic)
2. Talk about my issues (I know it may seem easier said than done – but this really helps)
3. Read the Word of God – our comfort
God bless & Stay inspired!