Do you know that feeling when you have a big load of work on your plate, but you just don’t feel like doing it? When procrastination is pinning you to your nice, comfy chair by the TV? When distractions are spinning by your eyes like race cars zooming around a race track? When your brain keeps telling you that the work is too hard, too tough, and that it can wait until you’ve had your rest.
Though many Japanese people live for work, spending their hours working hard and late in their offices, I find it hard to flow with that spirit. Though I love to study and help most of the time, a lot of things kick into my brain, whispering things like, Do it later, Do this instead, and Now is not the time.
But this shouldn’t be an excuse to not work.
Proverbs 14:23 says, “All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.”
When we just talk to ourselves, saying we can do things later, or give into the ease to be lazy, consequences will come. What we need is the courage to push back the procrastination, leave the comfort of our chairs, turn off the TV, ignore the distractions, and get. To. Work.
Procrastination only rules if you let it.
Push past it. Think about the rewards that come later. How God wants us to “…do everything for the glory of [Him]”. Would he want us to be lazy, procrastinating all day? Or would he want us to do that work, helping people, doing what has to be done with a smile, for his glory?
Keep pushing, my friend! When the work is done, you’ll be glad you did it.
Stay safe, guys! God bless!
(Note: I’m on a camping trip this week, so I will update you soon! 🙂 )