I have a terrible habit of turning to my friends for advice. I'm not saying that it's bad to ask for advice. Or that it's bad to ask your friends for help. I do think these things are important. My problem is I go to them before I go to God. That is a bad habit to be in.
I have to think out loud. I'm an "outward processor." Hence, this trusty blog that helps me figure things out. That's a big part of why I talk through things with others. But I realized, I was never talking about these things with God. I've been whining all week to everyone about how long my to-do list is (why I am psycho over the list is another post!) and how I can't get anything accomplished. I'm recovering from a cold. The house is extra messy. I'm tired. Blah blah blah blah complain complain blah blah.
Then it hit me this morning.
Why don't I stop and pray about all this craziness?
And so I did. I specifically prayed for strength and self-discipline in accomplishing my tasks for the day. And then I went a step further, and prayed that I would accomplish what God wanted me to accomplish. (Scary!)
I definitely kept procrastinating. I am really lacking in the self-discipline department. But even amongst my Facebooking and wandering in circles, I managed to cross a number of things off the list.
And even better, I made a delicious, healthy dinner for my family. I talked to two of my closest friends on the phone (while doing items on the list). I watched two beautiful girls show me their Christmas dances. I laughed hysterically with my husband.
I am so thankful that I had my perspective adjusted today. I still want to accomplish my list. I just do. I have issues, okay? But I am trying. The dishes were still dirty 10 minutes after dinner, after my custom dance show. No one combusted. Rats didn't come to my kitchen. And I didn't have a panic attack.
You know what's nice about God? He loves me even though I am a work in progress, and He's always helping me grow into who I am meant to be.