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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Thank God for Procrastination

Weird title, I know, but I mean it.

The fact is, when I write, sometimes I can get caught up in how "brilliant" I am, how "great" my story is, etc. (Which, as any writer knows, you may find out it is not be as great as you think it is when you share it with others. LOL)

But when it comes down to it, even though I LOVE writing, I tend to take the path of least resistance. Would I rather write, or goof off on the Internet? Internet wins almost every time. Heck, would I rather write, or chat with a co-worker at lunch? Kind of a draw, and once you know someone the chatting just comes so easily...

And in a way that makes me THANKFUL for procrastination. Because I've spent enough time goofing off on the Internet to know that when I just sit down and the words fly out, that is God helping me to focus and get some work done. When I actually turn or keep the TV off so that I can work on writing? That is definitely God helping me.

So if it weren't for procrastination, it would be oh so easy to think that I am the reason I'm writing, instead of realizing that--like in everything--I need to lean on God.


  1. Such an encouragement, Julie. You have given me an excuse to procrastinate. Love it!

  2. Ha! Glad I encouraged you, though I hope I haven't encouraged you to procrastinate TOO much. :)