Friday, May 15, 2009


Procrastination is a sign that we are not trusting that God will lead the way and guide our paths. Procrastination leads to confusion and indecision, giving the enemy an opportunity to work at convincing us that we are unworthy, unqualified and incapable of carrying out God's will. As a result, we become paralyzed with fear, doubts and insecurities.  
From a Proverbs 31 Devotion by Tracie MilesAnother timely e-mail devotion from Proverbs 31 Ministries. God has spoken to me so often through these e-mails. This little message on procrastination has really hit home. I am a writer. I love to write. How can I go days, even weeks, without putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard?
I think it's a bit of an endless cycle. Or seemingly endless, anyway. The more I put off what I feel called to do, the more tempted I am to listen to the devil instead of my Father. Satan's accusing and belittling words become louder and clearer.  God's loving and encouraging words of direction become a faint whisper. I have always been a bit of a procrastinator, but the way Mrs. Miles puts it above... yikes! 
So, my prayer is that I will trust God to guide my steps... with writing, raising kids, and being a good wife.