Taking That First Wobbly Step

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Have you ever known you were supposed to do something but didn’t do it? Then, the feeling keeps coming back, almost haunting you. Maybe it’s more of a gentle nudge – a little reminder in your spirit that just won’t let go.

Maybe, you’ve even shared with someone close to you that you were supposed to do this thing and still haven’t done it. That’s the worst! Because then when your trusted confidant brings it back up you know in your heart you’ve had no good excuse for not doing it.

I admit I’m good at procrastination. I’ve procrastinated this blog post for 5 years. Yep, you read that correctly ~ 5 L-O-N-G years. Ha! Beat that! Is it a competition? I hope not! And I truly don’t want to win the competition of “Best Procrastinator.”

Sometimes procrastination stems from fear. A lot of things in life require us to overcome fear. For me, that would be anything having to do with heights. Skydiving, bungy jumping, cliff diving, you get the picture. If I’m perfectly honest, it took overcoming some fear to publish this blog. You wouldn’t think so, but it did.

I entertained random thoughts “What would I blog about? Will anyone even be interested in what I have to say? Why would anyone be interested in what I have to say? I don’t have anything interesting to say. I’m not an expert at anything. Do I have time to devote to this? How would I find the time?” I‘m not good at prioritizing my schedule to allow for things I want to do.

But guess what? I’m writing it now.

What is it about human nature that causes us to procrastinate? I procrastinated because I didn’t have all the details. I’m very risk averse so I want to have every. single. little. step planned out before I take the first one.

Now I’ve started a blog. A blog about what? I’m not sure. It might take me a while to find my footing. I will probably write more blog posts like this one before it is all said and done. But I’m choosing to start imperfectly right now. No more sitting on the sidelines. I’m jumping into this game.

What about you? Are you a master procrastinator like me? Allow me to encourage you. You can do it! You’ve got this!

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  1. brenda

    February 27, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    And a beautiful step it is, friend. ♥ Can’t wait to keep reading and watch as you uncover that purpose the Lord has in this for you. Yay for first wobbly steps of obedience. xoxo

    1. Tessa Henry

      February 27, 2019 at 8:46 pm

      Thank you Brenda! I appreciate you and your friendship!

  2. Jon Henry

    February 28, 2019 at 1:10 am

    Congratulations Honey! You are such a strong, intelligent and beautiful person. Believe me, people will LOVE what you have to share with the world! Can’t wait to see this special gift develop and bless so many others.

    1. Tessa Henry

      February 28, 2019 at 2:45 am

      Thanks Honey! I couldn’t do it without your support.

  3. Mom

    February 28, 2019 at 11:01 am

    You are an amazing woman who can do anything she puts her mind to!
    This is amazing just like you and I’m looking forward to reading what you have to say! Love you ❤️

    1. Tessa Henry

      February 28, 2019 at 4:33 pm

      Thanks Mom! I love you too!

  4. Amy Jones

    February 28, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    Awesome blog! The longer I live, the more I procrastinate. Because I get away with procrastination, that gives me permission to keep doing it. You are the best!

    1. Tessa Henry

      February 28, 2019 at 4:34 pm

      Thanks Amy! Maybe I get my procrastinating gene from you?

  5. Heather

    February 28, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    I LOVE that you’re doing this!! I believe God will give you clearer direction as you continue to walk this out, but I think just this simple, sharing from your heart is great! That’s what speaks to people. I love the transparency and vulnerability you show, and I’m looking forward to your next post! 💕

    1. Tessa Henry

      February 28, 2019 at 4:36 pm

      Thanks Heather! I appreciate your encouragement and our beautiful friendship.

  6. Melissa

    March 1, 2019 at 1:11 am

    Love it! You’re a natural.

    1. Tessa Henry

      March 1, 2019 at 1:17 am

      Thanks Melissa. It may seem “natural” but it doesn’t feel like it. I’m hoping I can get there with time and experience.

  7. Laura

    March 1, 2019 at 2:24 am

    Whenever I don’t know what to do or how to do it, I stand still, like a deer in a headlight, paralyzed and slightly fearful. Not still as in “Be still and know that I am God,” but still like in a panic, frozen still…. I guess that is how procrastination afflicts me 🙂 I hate it. I guess the best part about your journey is fact that you know that God equips the called. So, as long as you are willing to blog, the words and direction will flow, they are sure to friend, and it will be AMAZING just like YOU!! Thanks for sharing xo

    1. Tessa Henry

      March 1, 2019 at 3:56 am

      Laura, it’s crazy that you mention you get paralyzed. I don’t see that in you. I see you always moving in a direction. Thanks for your encouragement and your friendship.

  8. Beverly Jones

    March 1, 2019 at 4:08 am

    Great beginning, Tessa! Look forward to future words of wisdom. 🙏🙏

    1. Tessa Henry

      March 1, 2019 at 4:14 am

      Thanks Bev! You can subscribe for email updates.

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