photo by: Shirley/Oklahoma/September 2008
or Purpose?
originally written & posted
13 Nov 10
I am prone to procrastination.

  It’s a frustrating handicap…
fueled at different times by either laziness or perfectionism.

days like today make me wonder if some delays
might be the Lord’s intervention for the purpose of His perfect timing.

I wonder if He distracts me from finishing some writings
because all the words meant to be included
have not yet been revealed or discovered.
: )

This morning words popped into my head that fit perfectly
with a lightbulb moment that I had in early October.
One that I had started writing but had not yet completed.

Perhaps the admonishment to not judge others
should also be applied to ourselves.
Instead of beating ourselves up for what we view
as a lack of skill or motivation,
we should ask the Lord to reveal to us the Truth of the circumstance.

Staying in fellowship with Him is the key.
Yielding to His leading.
Learning to discern between truth and fiction.
Waiting for His perfect timing in all matters.
(waiting is sometimes the hardest part!)
Trusting that the One who began a good work in us
will be faithful to complete it.*

*Philippians 1:3-11
 I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. 
 It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart and, whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me. God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus. 
 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, 10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God. 
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