Thursday, October 1, 2009

Procrastination and Prayer

Procrastination seems to be a common occurrence for college students. Some tend to procrastinate doing homework, studying for tests, doing laundry and everything else as well.

This week, I definitely fell into the category of ‘procrastinators’. Classes are in full swing, homework is being assigned and tests are starting. With a busy week, writing my column was on my list of ‘things to do’, but as the week progressed, it continued to be moved to the next day.

Late at night, when I finally sat down to type it, I worked for a decent amount of time before I opened another file on my computer. Technology is too good sometimes and after closing the second file, everything I had been working on was gone.

Frustration was the first to set in, but after taking a second to just sit there, looking at the blank screen, I concluded that those were not the words that God wanted me to share with you this week. So after a good nights sleep and time with God, here is Kristen’s Corner for the week-

Philippians 4:4-7 says Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your request to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your heart and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Life can be rough and to rejoice always, in every circumstance isn’t easy; but the Lord is near and that is how we have ability and the hope to find joy in every situation.

Stress is a big issue in our society. Jobs, money, school, grades and relationships all can cause worry in our lives. But, as Christians, we have the peace of God, which goes beyond all our understanding, to guard our hearts and minds.

There is nothing like the power that is in prayer. This week, reflect on what stresses you out and surrender it to God through prayer. It may have to be a daily or even hourly act of surrendering, but the joy and peace that come with God being in control is truly amazing.

Happy Trails and God Bless!

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