I've been putting off doing something for months. Every night I go to bed saying, "I'm going to do it tomorrow. I really am." And every day I find 100 things to do instead.
The thing I've been procrastinating has turned into a Big Bad Ugly. Over time, it's gotten bigger (at least in my mind) and become a huge weight on my shoulders. And the longer it goes, the more I don't want to deal with it.
The thing I've been putting off is dealing with some medical bills. I need to make some phone calls and fill out paper work. But the numbers are so big, they scare me and I don't want to face them. So I haven't. UGH.
Do you have something that's become a Big Bad Ugly in your life? An awkward phone call you KNOW you need to make, some bills that need taking care of, a letter that's long overdue. An apology. A really awful bathtub that needs scrubbing. The longer you've put it off, the worse it's become.
Today's Small Thing is to face your Big Bad Ugly thing. Take a deep breath and be brave enough to look it in the eye and say "Today I will slay you."
I've always found that the DOING of the thing I've been procrastinating is far less painful than the AVOIDING of it. I can sleep better at night and I can enjoy life again, knowing I've put my big girl panties on and done it. That's what I'm going to do today, and I want you to do this along with me me.
Let's let our faith be bigger than our fear. Ps. 34:4 says, "I sought the Lord and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears."
POINTS: 100, because we need a big reward for doing something hard
What Big Bad Ugly thing will you tackle today? Let's join hands and deal with these monsters together! Today I'm facing the medical bills.