Please Wait While I Procrastinate
Updated: Apr 28, 2020
Let’s talk about procrastination. Do you ever want or need to do something and you put it off over and over again? I’m not talking about the small things like laundry, grocery shopping, closet cleaning, etc… I’m talking about the bigger things. Things that could even change your life. Is there a book stirring in your heart? Is there a business you would like to start? A career change? I think there are things we all procrastinate doing. For me it has been this blog. The messages I want to share have stirred in my heart for a very long time. I have been paying for the blog without publishing it for a very long time. I spend my free time doing things other than writing and getting my blog going. Why is that?
Experts will say procrastination is a form a fear. I had never looked at it this way but I do believe it is true. The big things we procrastinate over seem to be things that make us most vulnerable. They put us in positions to be criticized and to criticize ourselves. That’s pretty scary. You’ve heard me mention Esther from the bible and I even have “Esther 4:14” tattooed on my forearm. When I am fearing vulnerability I often think of Esther. Esther is so remarkable to me. She had to have a lot of faith and courage to approach the king and risk being killed herself. She was very vulnerable. Had Esther procrastinated, it could have been too late. Esther did not procrastinate, instead she prepared herself for the task. She prayed and she fasted, relying on her faith in God to carry her through.
Like Esther, the things that make us most vulnerable are often the things that make us special and our story unique. Being vulnerable allows others to hear that story. Your story, your struggles, they may be exactly what someone else needs to hear. If you have a stirring in your heart I want to encourage you to take the first step to bring it to life. There is someone out there that needs what you have to share. I’m rooting for you!