Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Fighting flesh

I hate laziness. So, I really hate that I am so lazy! God is really insisting lately that I need to be deliberate and dependable. I need to do what I say I am going to do when I say I am going to do it. That is incredibly difficult. I also blame a lot of my inability to get things done on Aiden...which is sometimes warranted but not nearly as often as I use that excuse. So, in front of all my blogging friends, I am making this committment to do what I say I am going to do when I say I am going to do it. I asked the Lord to make me dependable and industrious. I guess He is answering with a cattle prod :o) I need this or I will never be in the prayer room or even seek the Lord in my own home. I need Him...I want to be selfish about my time with Him! I am shaking of the sleepiness and stepping into purpose. Oh, Jesus, help me!


Joshy said...

amen! This is where I have been for a while too. It is so easy to rationalize our way out of passion and the Lord has warned me that to many times doing that will remove all desire from me that I have now. Wow scary huh!

Tamara said...

I deal with making excuses as well. I always think for my health I shouldn't over extend myself. In other words my flesh doesn't feel like it and I need a scape goat.

Marvelous Mom...just Managing:) said...

hi Rachel - Thanks for visiting my blog. Yes, I will be at FR, so it will be great to meet. Make sure you come up and introduce yourself to me so I put the blog post and this together. It will be a wonderful weekend. Have a marvelous Monday!
Balancing Beauty and bedlam,

Sarah Faith said...

"God, help me" is probably my most often used prayer :-) i think its enough though... he knows what i need more than i do.

and i'll try to hold you accountable on this one. not being so lazy, i mean. i waste an exorbitant amount of time doing a whole lot of nothing on the internet, when i could be doing a MILLION things that i actually NEED to be doing....like studying russian, or editing photos, or playing my guitar.... unfortunately 2 out of 3 of those things involve me using my computer, so i cant really escape the distraction :(
i could also be mending the pile of clothes in the corner of my room, getting pictures framed and hung, painting, making purses...so many of the things i used to do and somehow let slide.) it sucks, to put it mildly.
do you lose interest in things very quickly when you arent constantly immersed in them..? cause i do... part of being an ENFP/INFP. i just wondered if maybe it was a family trait...


Sarah Faith said...

(im a victim of the "good enough" mentality, too... like with working out. i'll do it a bit but i wont really push myself, ya know?)
gotta go to work