Oh, God, Help me… It’s tomorrow!

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Jan Verhoeff sleeplessDid you ever have one of those nights when you really NEEDED to sleep, but sleep just didn’t happen?

I had one.

Last night.

If ever there was a night I just needed to sleep off the cold, get over being sick, and get on with life the next day, it was last night. I have so much to get done today, and it all seems to be backed up and loaded on top of whatever it was I had to do yesterday – that didn’t really get done, because I didn’t feel good then either… So, here I am, trying to push through the list on my computer and save what is left of my ‘get ‘er done’ list…

And feeling like a slug.

Then, I see the numbers change on my email, and I’m getting a ‘quick message’ from my favorite 30 year old daughter…

She wants an updated header on her blog, because with the coming wedding, and the addition of two more young hobbits, the adventures are growing in her house. So I’m off to change a header rather quickly, because she does a lot of marketing for me – via referrals to her website – and that’s top of my list today. Marketing.

Five minutes after I change the header, updating her website, making it ‘oh so presentable’ with fresh new colors, the crisp designer style image of four of my minions running through the techno-grass, I get a message from someone who is looking for a new Mom-Site, where she can share her ‘amazing mom skills’ and she says, “Do you have any mom sites I can look at?”

So, of course, I send her to PagesofParenthood.com and she’s ecstatic. “That’s it. That’s exactly what I want!”

I felt like Charlie Brown being kicked off the pitching diamond by Lucy on a good day.

Jan Verhoeff“So, I’m going to send you some pictures, can you get this done today?”

I sent her the links to my paypal account, set her up with a new monthly fee for hosting with tech services, got her set up with an Aweber signup on the sidebar, and her special “I gotta have this done today” price for a website, and within a few minutes my phone was dinging with paypal alerts, acknowledging that her payments had arrived.

Meanwhile the thrill of a new sale on a fine day such as this (WHERE I STILL FEEL LIKE WARMED OVER DEATH) has me encouraged enough to get cracking on my to-do list, and here I am, writing a blog post that can me read by all my ezine readers, and listening to Jeff Herring’s replay (because I was late arriving at the live event). My point here, no matter what is going on in your life, you can probably achieve something of great value, EVEN if you’re sick and don’t feel good.

So often I talk to people who use the excuse that “I just can’t get motivated” or “I didn’t feel good” or “I just don’t have any sense of urgency to do any of this stuff” – and I just want to SCREAM. This is your LIFE you’re wasting!

I understand about taking care of yourself if you’re really sick. A few days back, I was so sick I couldn’t get out of bed for three days with a case of the projectile flu. Trust me, doing anything beyond moving from the bed to the bathroom was too much. But the point is, those days are truly few and far between. The rest of the time, you’re just using excuses, and wasting time.

Get up and get on with it.

Be about the Father’s work and get back to your purpose. Remind God that He’s your healer and you’re counting on Him, then go about your day expecting Him to fulfill His work in your life, even through the moments when you don’t really feel like doing the NEXT THING. Sometimes, the NEXT THING really is just ‘take a nap’ and feel better, but more often, it will be the next thing on your to-do list, so you can check off those jobs and move on to something more fun and profitable.

God is good to fulfill His promises. We must be faithful and trust Him to do what He says.

So, about that blog you need to get started? How about starting it today?

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