Friday, September 14, 2007


Procrastination is a deadly disease. Deadly because people who have it fail to recognize it or they just ignore it altogether. It's vocabulary is as deadly too- later, tomorrow, next time and someday. Procrastinators have eight days in a week- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and the eighth day is called...SOMEDAY.

Someday may mean tomorrow, next week, next month, next year or maybe... never. It can be as long as eternity itself. How often have we been turned off by people who just did not have time for us? How often have we been hurt when people turn us down by such words as: "I'm too busy right now, I'll attend to you later"; or "just come back some other time when I'm no longer busy." Do we remember the hurt look at the face of our child when we hollered at him with such words as "Can't you see that I'm busy? Go to your mommy!" That will be the start of the day our child will look for attentions from others. That may happen to our spouses too. If we don't have much time for them, others may give them the time and attention they craved from us and we might lose them altogether. Then we will rue the day that we did not give them the quality time that they were crying for. Regrets will set in and we will say to ourselves, "If only I had time for them."

The antidote for procrastination is purposeful living, if we know the purpose of God for our lives and accomplish each task for His glory alone. Next time that there is a task at hand, say to God and to yourself: "I'll do it Lord for your glory, right here and now."


Everything I Do - Bryan Adams

Mel Avila Alarilla


Octavian said...

Very good post. I agree with you about procrastination. I myself and prone to it many times!

Watch this short video about it if you have time. I found it quite amusing. Have a nice day!

Jim said...

Greetings from India Mel
u have a lovely family

GOD bless u all

HeiressChild said...

hi mel, either you did this post before, or someone else did one similar. i only procrastinate when i have something to do that i'm dreading. then i procrastinate until the very last moment, when i HAVE to do it. *lol*

i used to watch this children's program while growing up, and he'd end with, "don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today." how's that for getting the job done now?

HeiressChild said...

beautiful rainbow

Emmyrose said...

I used to be guilty with this (sometimes I still do) but when you were faced with death you will realize the value of NOW. Good post, bro.

Have a blessed week ahead!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Octavian,
Thanks for your regular visit and your very kind comments. I always appreciate that. Yes, I will watch the video you mentioned. Thanks again for your visit. God bless you more.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Jim,
Thank you too for honoring me with your visit and for your very kind comments. I will visit your blog too as soon as possible and I will be linking up with it. Thanks again. God bless.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Dear Heiresschild,
You're right. It's a re-issue that I posted at World United Bloggers and I decided to also post it again at Random Thoughts. I was so amazed that you went back as far as this post in one of your previous visits to my blog and I really thank you so much for your interest in my postings. I have widened my horizon by joining World United Bloggers. It's a super blog where numerous writers of various nationalities, beliefs and ideologies congregate. It is also multi lingual. The Lord led me to this great market place of ideas to further espouse the great message of the Gospel. Of course, I have to be respectful of other people's faith and sensibilities so I have to do a great balancing act. I have been monitoring your blog always and I'm always aware of your latest happenings. Thanks again for your visit and God bless you always with His great showers of blessings.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Dear sis Emmyrose,
Thanks for your visit and for your usual generous comments. I have always treasure them in my heart. Most people are reactive, that is, they just react to situations. It is better to be proactive and, just like a game of chess, anticipate the move of your opponent so that you can ponder and make your best move. In life, I believe that there is also a better move (I don't want to use the word best) for everything if we have God's wisdom to guide us. And it is better that we do not put off the things that we ought to do before it becomes too late. Many times I have witnessed scenes in funeral wakes when the relatives of the departed would pour their hearts out to the departed and say things that remained unspoken in his lifetime.
Alas, it would have been better if they said those words when he was still alive and could appreciate them. Let us not postpone the things we want to do for others. We may never get the chance again.

Thanks again and God bless you with His tremendous showers of blessings to carry you through all of life's trials and difficulties.

Noushy Syah said...

HI usual, you never failed to amaze me with your entry.

Some times we tend to procrastinate at the very last moment...

P/S mel..kindly check your email ok?

Greetings from Uk.
Have a gr8 week and God bless you and fmly.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Dear Noushy,
Thanks for your regular visit to my blog and for your usual very generous comments. Yes, I will be checking my email. Thanks again and have a nice day.

miss kurdapya said...

very true about procrastination. I think filipinos, got this number one disease. that's why we have the famous "maƱana habit". your post here has something to do with your previous post abour wasting time...:) Thanks for all the advices..funny advices..:) and prayers!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Dear Miss Kurdapya,
Nice to see you making comments in English. I wish you could also put up an English blog so that people of other nations can benefit from your innate wit and charm. I'm so proud of you and the innovative and unique style of your blog. I'm sure other people will be amused and entertained too by your comic/dramatic approach to blogging. I wish you all the happiness in this world my friend. And if there is still any prayers I can make to move heaven to grant your heart's desire, I will willingly do so. God bless you with the realization of all your unspoken dreams and desires of your heart.

krystyna said...

Hi Mel!
It is good to visit your place for nourish our soul.
Blessings to you and your family.

texas_sweetie said...

HI Sir Mel,salamat po sa visit at saka sa comment...thank big na rin for adding my blogs ha.added na rin kita.. interesting blog you have here.. gusto mo din po pala ang Hillsong...??

Ako rin eh..babalik at babalik ako dito..i will play your songs n rin later kasi may natutulog pa dito eh hehe..


Octavian said...

I hope you enjoyed the very short clip that I sent, and that things are going well! Just dropping by!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Dear Krystyna,
Thanks for dropping by and for your generous comments. I truly appreciate that. I enjoy your blog too. God bless you and your family with the very best in life.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Dear Texas Sweetie,
Huwag namang sir mel, hindi naman ako executive, just a humble servant of the Lord. Sana pumasyal ka rin sa isa ko pang blog na pang pinoy- yung Tukmol, Tuklmol, Tukmol. Pasensya ka na kung gamit ko run ay byotipol. Nakuha ko yun kay miss kurdapya at aliw na aliw ako sa tunog. Very unique. I see that you have a very wonderful family and that you are on the verge of having another baby (or is it the first?) Treasure all the wonderful things that the Lord has graciously bestowed on you in the land of milk and honey and be a good wife and mother to your family. Make us Pinoy a source of pride in that land. Bye now. Have a nice day. And God bless you and your family with all of His blessings and graces in His great storehouse of blessings.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

I'm sorry Octavian, I have not seen the clip yet. I will in due time. Thanks for your regular visits. I really appreciate that. God bless.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Octavian,
Hey, I just saw it and I was really dumbfounded. My God, I could not believe that you put my blog on the youtube. Why thank you very much. It's a rare honor although I cannot take the honor for myself, to God be the glory. Thanks again for the wonderful and extraordinary gift. I will cherish that for the rest of my life. I owe you one, dude. God bless.

"Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts" (Hebrews 4:7b)


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