A great series of posts by C.J. Mahaney on the fact that:
1. Busyness does not mean I am diligent.
2. Busyness does not mean I am faithful.
3. Busyness does not mean I am fruitful.
Part 1: Are You Busy?
Part 2: Confessions of a Busy Procrastinator
Part 3: The Procrastinator Within
Part 4: Just Do It
In posts 2 & 3, Mahaney unpacks an article by Walter Henegar from the Fall 2001 issue of the Journal of Biblical Counseling entitled “Putting Off Procrastination.”
In the 4th post, there’s this fantastic quote:
No unwelcome tasks become any the less unwelcome by putting them off till tomorrow. It is only when they are behind us and done, that we begin to find that there is a sweetness to be tasted afterwards, and that the remembrance of unwelcome duties unhesitatingly done is welcome and pleasant. Accomplished, they are full of blessing, and there is a smile on their faces as they leave us. Undone, they stand threatening and disturbing our tranquility, and hindering our communion with God. If there be lying before you any bit of work from which you shrink, go straight up to it, and do it at once. The only way to get rid of it is to do it.
-Alexander MacLaren (1826–1910), Scottish preacher
That just might go above my computer.