Just Doing It

It has been a month filled with slacking off! Today I was reminded though that all it takes to stop slacking, is… to stop. I read my Bible for the first time in weeks – didn’t get much out of it, but I did it, and I’m happy I did. I read 1 and 2 Thessalonians, to be exact, and what struck me was that of all Paul’s instructions he kept emphasizing for them to keep loving each other. No matter what other improvements or warnings he had to offer, he kept reinforcing that their love was foundational and excellent and praiseworthy and worth keeping.

Then I did common prayer, which I always find to be such a helpful structure for spending time with God. Again, it wasn’t phenomenal, but it was good. If you haven’t prayed yet today, consider clicking over the link and just spending ten minutes reading through whatever is posted for today. I’ll be on my own for a couple weeks while my homies are on a mission trip, which also means Nimoy will probably be on the lonely side, so my plan is to wake up at 5, give him a good walk to start the day, and do common prayer. Also, eat breakfast lol, so that Neems will have time to wander around and have a snack/drink before I lock him up for the day.

After prayer, I returned to slacking, rereading a great book and trying to ignore the errands I should do at the mall. So THEN I ran errands at the mall and made dinner. I’m home alone tonight, which is usually a recipe for snack supper, but I stopped at the grocery store so I have easy groceries to make a decent meal – hello chicken fingers, pita and hummous! I even made a salad to get some vegetables in my system.

Why this rundown on basically my whole afternoon? Because I haven’t been able to bring myself to do any of these things for several days; I’ve been coasting on naps and snacks and hot weather, which is fine, but today I’d had enough. If you feel a little bit stuck, I encourage you to figure out what it is that needs doing for you to feel better, and just… try it. Worst case scenario, you will take something off the to-do list in your mind (I’m not the only one who has that, right?), and maybe you will even give yourself a little bit of momentum 🙂

P.S. Yes, this blog post is also an example of just doing something I keep putting off. Which is how I came to see that I had to approve comments from… three weeks ago. Sorry Mir! I will chat with Esther about my settings <3

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