“ for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7
I was diagnosed with A.D.D. (attention deficit disorder) by Dr. Grace Ketterman, M.D. several years ago as an parent of a child with the same. One of the pitfalls of this condition is I struggle with procrastination.
I tell myself, ‘I don’t feel like making cards today,’ so I fill my day with other things. I didn’t get the cards done, reasoning there’s always tomorrow. Tomorrow comes and somehow, I still didn’t get them made and sent again. God, in a still small voice behind me says, “Come on, just knuckle down and do it!”
I read somewhere that procrastination is really disobedience. James says in his letter that if anyone who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins (vs. 4:17). That means I’m being selfish and disobeying God when I delay. Somebody might not get the lift s/he needs to keep going one more day. Ouch!
Prayer: Lord, thank you for your understanding, grace, and forgiveness. Keep nudging me in the right direction towards obedience. And help me serve others with a smile. Amen!
“Try to set aside a little time on a consistent basis for card creation. If a given time is scheduled, you are more likely to get to it.” ~ Sandi Genovese.