“Spring” Cleaning

I’ve been “Spring” cleaning early. It actually started in December with very little getting done before Christmas other than the kids rooms. I made them help, but this kind of cleaning is seriously a mom project! If any parts were missing, broken, or simply a mystery… They were trashed. We bagged up a lot of trash. We also donated a huge bag full. Long story short, at this point my house is finished except for one small pile… One that was larger just a few days ago and is shrinking very slowly. I’m tired. These last few things are the little “where should I put these” things and the “I just want to throw all this junk away” things but also the “what if there’s something important in this pile” things. I know you know what I mean πŸ˜‰

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In reflecting upon my exhaustion and procrastination in finishing this last little bit, I started thinking. Shocker, I know. But, I started thinking several things. First, how often do we procrastinate in doing what The Lord spoke to us very clearly about doing? Jonah did that and was swallowed by a big fish. Eek! Secondly, how many times do we procrastinate spending time with a friend, keeping a promise, writing someone back, playing with our kids, etc…? Thirdly, how many times do we dream big and try and fail and try and fail and just when we’re about to hit the jackpot we give up out of pure exhaustion or defeat but we never know we were on the brink of something amazing?

I don’t know about you, but all of the above makes me think that there are a lot of things I could change about me. I might be able to accomplish something great. I might be in the position to make great memories with my babies or my friends or my husband if I would stop procrastinating. I might just fall smack dab into some awesome blessings if I would be obedient to God the first time and stop putting Him off to the side because of my lack of trust and suitcase full of fears.

Today, as I lay here in my bed tired, with a small pile of “junk” left to go through I encourage you to do two things. First, get rid of the junk in your life! Just do it. Chunk it. Stop holding onto things that clutter your life and your time. Secondly, stop procrastinating. Relationships whether with friends, family, or God are a two way street. When you continually put people off you are putting yourself first and thinking less of their needs. Be obedient to God and show someone you care. Keep your promises.

But let your β€˜Yes’ be β€˜Yes,’ and your β€˜No,’ β€˜No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one. (Matthew 5:37 NKJV)

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3 thoughts on ““Spring” Cleaning

  1. The real problem might be perfectionism. Perfectionists (and yes, I’m speaking from experience) tend to procrastinate worse than anyone. We, ahem, Perfectionists have a hard time starting a project unless they can see the end result… clearly. I suppose if we can’t accomplish it completely, like 110% completely, we can’t start it at all. Just a thought….. πŸ™‚

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