Does anyone else out there procrastinate?

I don't do it all the time, but there are certain things that I just dread. I'll put them off for days, not because they're difficult, or because I'm not capable of doing them, but because of the "what if?" factor.

For example, what if I ask that person for this favor and they say no?

Then, of course, once I buckle down and make myself do it, I get a positive response 99% of the time, and I'm thrilled. I think, "What was I so worried about?" A huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders.

This week, I'm making phone calls to France, trying to line up all the details of the business I have to take care of in the five days that I'll be there at the end of this month. I need to sell my furniture at a furniture consignment store, and that means I need them to pick up the stuff in a large truck. I need to close out my bank account, signing whatever forms that involves. I'm still waiting on the return of my security deposit for my apartment. All of these small things require phone calls to track down the right person who takes care of these details. For some reason I just keep avoiding these phone calls.

In other news . . . I'm headed to the beautiful Eastern Shore today for the next sectional council. I'm looking forward to connecting with some good pastor friends there.

Ariel Rainey