Why is it that I procrastinate? Let me back up. I don't mind doing house work. There are only a couple of chores that I really hate to do, and the Lord blessed me with a husband who doesn't mind doing them!! So then, why do I wait to empty the dishwasher? It's not that hard. It only takes a few minutes (usually under 5). But, I will wait until there is a sea of dirty dishes on the counter and in the sink before I MAKE myself empty the dishwasher.
Inevitably, while I'm emptying the dishwasher I say to myself, "This really didn't take too long. Next time I won't wiat so long to empty it!" But, when the next time rolls around, you got it, I procrastinate. I'm a bit think headed, I think.
The rewards of emptying the dishwasher are numerous... The feeling of accomplishment, the ability to fill with dirty dishes, and the beauty of a clean kitchen. And really, how hard can it be, there are only 2 of us in the house.
Why is it that I do not do what I know is best for me until I can't put it off any longer? And why is it that while doing the good for me thing that I have dreaded I realise it isn't that bad? And why is it that I don't remember that the next time? There is a very big God lesson in this for me, and I hope for you as well.
Putting things off (ok, other things like spending time with my Savior) can very much be sinful. And, things that God says to do, often times that we put off, will only bring joy and peace to our lives.
So the next time you see dishes that need to be put away, or a dishwasher that needs to be filled, think with me about the other things that we also put off and let's just get it done!!
Uh, I better go unload the dishwasher...