I am just going to say it. I suffer from procrastination. It has been months since my last post.
I also love lists. I love making lists and crossing things off. But somehow, the things that end up on my lists always seem trivial and never as important as the things I actually need to do. Just the act of making the list allows me to procrastinate the things I know I need to be accomplishing.
Which brings me to my priorities. Truth is… they are out of whack. While I could bore you with what my priorities are at the current moment, I am just going to share what I know “my priorities” should be. And I say “my priorities” because they are mine and in no way a reflection on what I think yours or anyone else’s should be.
For me, my priority list is simple. Jesus. My marriage. My family. Then everything else. With that said, managing this list is the farthest thing from simple. It is so easy to find things to do (or add to the list) that get in the way of keeping me from putting God and the rest of my priorities first.
Teaching, unfortunately is one of them. It is a gift from God. It is also my passion. But when left unchecked, it has become the one thing that prevents me from my priority list.
This struggle is nothing new. In fact, I have been dealing with it for years. It just really sucks to realize that your passion (the one thing you put the most time and energy into) no longer fits among your top 3 priorities.
What are you procrastinating doing? What priorities are on your list?
Tags: jesus, lists, passion, priorities, procrastination