The longer I walk with God, the more convinced I am that if I really want to grow in some area of my life, I need to make a commitment to renew my mind every time that issue comes up.
I did that with emotional eating five years ago. Bought a journal at the Christian bookstore and truth journaled every time I felt like eating outside my boundaries. I've done it with other things as well, and I'm currently doing it with writing.
If life is about . . .
Writing is . . .
Hard and not fun.
Loving God and others
A way for me to love God and others
Abiding in delightful experiences so I can have fun
Un-delightful and not fun
Abiding in Him so I can grow
An opportunity to abide in Him and grow
For some reason, putting it in a chart form helped me to change my attitude about writing - at least for the next hour or so!
If you're struggling with not wanting to do something today, why don't you give this chart a try? Just replace "writing is . . . " with your own issue and see what happens.
Note: I just found two great blog posts on procrastination if you want to read more on this topic. The Gospel is the Cure for Do-It-My-Way Procrastination and The Gospel is the Cure for Dream Killing Procrastination. (And I hate to admit it, but I found them while I was procrastinating.) Here's another one: How to Sow in Tears.