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“Procrastination is like a credit card,” someone once said, “it's a lot of fun until you get the bill.” It also may be one of the enemy’s most effective tools in his assault on God’s children. So often we put off today what can be done tomorrow. The enemy uses schemes and tactics to ensnare us and distract us from doing God’s will for our life. He can use good things to distract us from even better things. We can’t afford to loose our focus or spend time on those things that don’t really matter.
What does it mean to thrive or flourish in life? In a world where everything seems to be overanalyzed and word-smithed through a lens of political correctness or cultural relevance, is it OK to prosper? The word “thrive” implies moving beyond mere survival and demonstrating growth, positive development, advancement, and success. These thoughts and concepts often drift through our minds right before we cross the threshold into a new year.
I resolved in 2016 to give myself more rest. Though it lasted about as long as most gym memberships, I at least took advantage of my resolution at year’s end. I chose to finish the year the way I began it—in a period of rest.
I needed it. To spend time grieving the loss of my Dad, reset with my bride, and just play with my kids. I went off the grid for these reasons.
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