Hello. My name is Phylis...and I am a procrastinator!

I am giggling to myself as I write this confession. I am about 3 weeks late on blogging ( I have LOTS of storylines filled out in my journal), but something I am finding out about myself is that when you are someone who has suffered trauma in their life, sometimes it's hard to concentrate and get the job done!

The funny thing is I am very organized once I get going, it the start of things that has me trapped like a caged animal. I battle with things in my head that paralyze me to do nothing, or worse yet, I fill my days with lots of little things that aren't really productive. So this year I have been working on me; lots of working on me, which I will share more of this year and I am seeing where I can flourish and grow.

My two words that I received from God this year is "Grow and Go!". I love this because He is showing my where I can grow and He definitely has been showing me where I need to go to be the most helpful and encouraging. He is also showing me areas where even though the work is good, it may not be a good fit for me! This is where my wheels start spinning and yet I'm going nowhere! Sometimes, our procrastination comes from knowing deep down that this is not the right path for us and so we spin around trying to make it work or fit and we end up doing nothing good.

In 1Corinthians 6:12 it says:

"I have the right to do anything" you say- but not everything is beneficial. "I have the right to do anything" - but I will not be mastered by anything.

In this context of the bible they are talking about sexual immorality, but you can place this verse in many areas in you life.  Procrastination can become a "master" in your life if you let it, so work on changing that and finding things that have true meaning to you in your life....I know I am!