Week One- Laziness

I’ll be the very first to admit that I am a lazy person… when it comes to how I will spend my day. I will sleep in until all hours of the day, stay in my PJ’s if I have no plans, and watch movies. Now, I’m not saying there is anything wrong with having a lazy day- they are very much needed once in a while but if it’s becoming your lifestyle, then that’s a problem!

During my freshman year, I didn’t have as much freedom to be lazy because I had a schedule and I usually had plans for how I would spend my day. Still, I would pay minimal attention in some classes, and would end up being a minute or two late to class- simply because I wanted that extra 15 minutes of sleep and couldn’t be bothered to get up.

Those who know me know I’m a social person- and my social life is definitely not something I’m lazy in! I need to learn to make priorities and get over my laziness so I can do something useful with my day- and my life!

{I am in no way using my blog to preach at people- I’m simply using it as a way to keep myself accountable and so that you can join me in my journey of transforming areas in my life}

I looked up a couple of verses about laziness in the bible and picked out these two as my verses for the week:

Proverbs 13:4 ~ The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied. (ESV)

This verse says that we can want something desperately- such as a good grade in a class, better relationships, a job promotion (or just a job!) but if we are not willing to work for it- we aren’t going to get it. However if we are diligent- NOT lazy, and putting effort in, with God’s help we can gain those things we crave so much!

Colossians 3:23 ~ Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.

The Proverbs verse says that we need to actually be willing to work for the things we want- but this verse in Colossians reminds us that everything we do- we do for God. When we are at work or school and tempted to start slacking off, we need to remember that God has given us the ability to work so we need to work heartily and do our best for Him.

This week, I am resolving to begin overcoming my laziness and so to do this- my goals are:

  • Set my alarm for no later than 9am every morning.
  • Make my bed and tidy my room straight away
  • Get completely ready for the day by breakfast
  • Take a walk in the morning if the weather is behaving
  • Limit myself to a max of one movie a day- but aiming for none.

 

I know I’ve got this 🙂 These goals are simple and are the beginning for what I hope to be a change in my lifestyle. No more lazy day- every day 🙂

First Post…. ugh Here We Go!

I’ve kept a journal since I was 10 years old, and believe me… after reading a page or two, you’d probably want to throw up. I’ve never written about anything deeper other than which guy I liked at the time (or who was number one on the list…) so this whole blogging thing is going to be pretty new for me!

So who am I? My name is Katelyn. I am 19 years old and about to start my sophomore year in college, studying music education/voice. I love song writing, recording, singing, playing piano, and long walks in the rain… not really actually. I hate getting wet. Anyways! I’ve had the privilege of growing up in a Christian home with two godly parents. When I was 6 years old, my dad (who is a pastor) announced that the church was going to have a baptism service in a few weeks so that afternoon, I told my dad that I wanted to get baptized. Well, that’s not exactly how it works- and dad explained that before getting baptized, I needed to accept Christ as my Savior, and that baptism was a public demonstration of my salvation and my new commitment to God. I remember that afternoon clearer than any day. We sat in the living room as dad took me through the plan of salvation and that afternoon, I began a relationship with God. 

We all have ups and downs in life, and believe me- I’ve had my share! But my faith in God has brought me through each trial and so here I am. Sharing my thoughts to whoever is bored enough to cross my blog. 

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately (for a change…) and realizing that I am not half the person I need to be. I know I need to work on and change areas in my life, but until now, I haven’t been willing to make those changes. In order to make these changes, I have created a list of the top 9 areas I need to work on and I will be sharing those with you on my blog for a few reasons. 1, I need something and someone to keep me accountable. 2, Perhaps a reader might be struggling in one of the same areas as me and perhaps I could be an encouragement. 3, Who doesn’t want to share some of their deeper thoughts and feelings on the internet, right? 

Okay, so here’s my list of things I want to work on. I know that I can’t do this on my own- and that God is going to have to help me!

  • Patience
  • Procrastination
  • Self-Image
  • Laziness
  • Self-Control
  • Arguing 🙂
  • Self-Centerdness
  • Treating Others
  • Fear and Worry

I’d like to ask you to pray with me- that I will stick to this, rely on God for help and use the one life God has given me to bring glory to Him.