Day 6 of 21
Are you a perfectionist?
In other words, are you someone who has to have all the answers and everything planned out before taking action? Perhaps you excuse your procrastination by claiming your OCD ways are just helping you be prepared for any possible outcome.
But did you realize that the habit of putting things off until the last minute can be detrimental to your life, to your character, and to your health.
Are you in the habit of doing things when they need to be done?
:: INTERLUDE ::
I find TODAY very ironic.
Each of your 252 bible study pals are receiving this day 6 email & blog several hours later than normal. Ironic right?
It's been a blessing for me to prepare each day's study a few days in advance - I've enjoyed praying over the content and hitting send at just the right time so you all can expect consistency.
This this happened yesterday instead ...
I am 20 weeks pregnant. I woke up with a nasty headache yesterday. Nothing that alarmed me. But then I started having light contractions (this is my 3rd pregnancy so I was aware how odd this could be) and Mr. Doctor advised me to go to the hospital for some tests.
A few hours later, I'm released from the hospital and everything is fine. Heartbeat is solid. Cramps decreased. And I went on my way after suffering from dehydration that resulted in a whacky day.
I am back. But a bit behind. I went to bed at 8:30pm last night and enjoyed a solid 11 hrs of sleep (yes, it was as magical as it sounds!).
I share all that to say... I knew I should have tackled Day 6 waaaaay before yesterday. Not guilting myself or inviting you to pet me with compassion (thanks!) but I share because I procrastinated in preparing this for you guys... and here we are.... 1/2 a day behind. lol
Don't you enjoy when God teaches you lessons?
As I've grown in my faith, I've learned that God wants us to relay on Him AND work extremely hard.
So these healthy habits you are working on, I know it might come naturally. But gone are the days where you can easily say "well, I just don't feel like it" -- now you are aware that God can not only give you the roadmap to a healthier life, but He will also give you the desire & power to accomplish this roadmap.
Dig deeper into these scriptures today:
- 1 Peter 1:13
- James 1:22
- Ecclesiastes 5:4
- Romans 2:13
- Matthew 25:21
- 1 Corinthians 9:27
What are your health related goals? Have you told me about them?
Comment below and tell me!