Or is it all in my head?
Procrastination. My number one crime. My reasons? The belief that I can only work well under pressure. The idea that my input will have so little of an impact that I am not even willing to try, or if I try I don’t give it my very best. But then I hear God say “how dare you insult me!” To procrastinate with these beliefs denies:
1. That I am made in his likeness. (Genesis 1:26)
2. That I must let my light shine. (Matthew 5:16)
3. My words have power. (Proverbs 18:21)
4. I was created for good works. (Ephesians 2:10)
5. I am the apple of his eye. (Psalm 17:8)
6. God is glorified in my short comings (2 Corinthians 12:19)
The truth is the struggle becomes real when you chose to go forth without God. The very purpose of the Holy spirit is to guide, lead, and comfort. (John 14:15-17, Acts 2;38)So receive the free gift of the Holy spirit and walk in victory today!
Your mind is a garden. Your thoughts are the seeds. Those thoughts both good and bad have an equal opportunity to grow. They are each a sum total of what we say, what we see, and what we hear.(Proverbs 18:21) Today you must choose which ones you will cultivate and which ones you will pull.
The first thing to explore will be your belief system. What is your belief system? What do you believe about God? What do you believe about yourself? What are you using to give you a diverse perspective? Are you guarding the gates to your thoughts?
Something we must remember when we ask these questions is that we are in a spiritual warfare. (Ephesians 6:12) There are so many factors that impact the way we tend to our garden. The battle starts with thought for the future and memories of the past. Your future gives you a dream and your past gives you limitations to those dreams. At this point we are beckoned to entertain one or the other.
Once we see exactly what is going on in our heads and that the enemy is constantly trying to plant bad seeds and cultivate them with lies and unpleasant memory we must ask how can we stop it or at least put it at bay so that we can function like “normal”. I do not profess to know the answer but I do know the Answer. The word of God comes to give life to those positive things we are to constantly pursue. (Philippians 4:8)
The serving of God begins in our mind. When we serve him with our mind our actions change. When our actions change our life changes. When our life changes we walk into our God given destiny. Since we know now that this is a spiritual war we will not allow things to substitute what the word of God has promised to fill. Ideas of perfection will fall off while the word of God starts to shape our worlds all over again. For in Christ we are indeed new creatures. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Sources: Don’t just take my word for it!
1.Proverbs 18:21 GNTD
2. Ephesians 6:12 GNTD
3.Philippians 4:8 GNTD
4. 2 Corinthians 5:17 GNTD