When Procrastination Is a Constant Companion
Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer or ruler, she prepares her food in summer, and gathers her sustenance in harvest. —Proverbs 6:6–8 (rsv)
I’m successfully ignoring the stack of dishes by the sink, but it’s getting harder to do every day. I hope I break down and wash them before all that’s left for my cereal is the colander.
Procrastination is a constant companion of mine. More like an anchor I cling to when I’m in over my head! It’s one of those New Year’s resolutions I never quite got around to addressing.
When I get busy on our family ranch, which is most of the time, housework takes the hardest hit. There are times when my vinyl flooring looks more like a shag carpet from all the pet hair I neglected to sweep. The firewood bin is almost always empty. If the dust on my furniture gets any deeper, I might as well plow it and plant spuds.
At least God takes better care of me than I take care of my house. His love is constant, steadfast, and ever-abounding—kind of like that stack of dishes! I could learn a few things from that ant in Proverbs, as long as she prepareth her food, gathereth her sustenance, and keepeth the house clean too!
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