Eat that Frog!

Happy Frog

I was recently inspired by a fellow DoAhead Woman who goes by the name of Abigail. She lived a little before our time. In fact, a lot before our time. She married David (Yeah, the David, as in Psalm 23, ancestor of Jesus, David.)


I’ve read the story several times, but for some reason Abigail’s “Do It Now” mentality never jumped out at me like it did this time. May I share her story?


I promise you’ll be inspired too!


Abigail was the wife of Nabal and according to Samuel, “an intelligent and beautiful woman.” As you will soon see she was also a DoAhead Woman!  She grasped the all-important DoAhead principle of “Do it Now!”


Abigail’s husband was  real M-A-N. Unfortunately, for Abigail it stood for Mean, Arrogant, and Nasty. Mr. MAN was a wealthy fellow who had it, livestock and leverage.


David and his men were still on the run from King Crab-apple Cove himself, Saul. As David’s army camped near Nabal’s property they brought him no harm-only good.  Imagine David’s surprise when his request for a few Aquafina for his men is met with (you guessed it) a mean, arrogant and nasty response.


David is prepared to deal with Nabal in a manner customary for the day (really bad news for Nabal). Abigail gets wind of it and our DoAhead Woman springs into action.


“Abigail acted quickly.” 1 Samuel 25:18 NIV

 “When Abigail saw David she quickly got off her donkey…” 1 Samuel 25:23 NIV

“…David said to Abigail…if you had not come quickly to meet me, not one male belonging to Nabal would have been left alive by daybreak.” 1 Samuel 25:34 NIV


Long story short, David spares Nabal because of Abigail.  But the Lord had other plans for Nabal. Shortly thereafter Nabal dies of a heart attack. David then asks for Abbie’s hand. She “quickly got on her donkey” to meet David and became his wife.


From start to finish Abigail tackled even the toughest scenarios immediately. Her “Do It Now” mentality not only saved many lives but secured the promise of her own bright future.

Eat That Frog

An amazing chap by the name of Brian Tracy wrote a nifty little book called “Eat That Frog!  He shares the following, “Mark Twain once said that if the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that that is probably the worst thing that is going to happen to you all day long.”


Tracy continues, “Your “frog” is your biggest, most important task, the one you are most likely to procrastinate on if you don’t do something about it. It is also the one task that can have the greatest positive impact on your life and results at the moment.”


Abigail wasted no time dealing with her frogs. She was one tuff chick.


How about you Sweet DoAheads? Any “frogs” that need dealing with in your life today?


All I know is I’m closin’ my Bible and giving thanks for stud-muffin women like Abigail that show chicken little’s like me how to grab my “frogs” and deal with them NOW!


Your DoAhead Friend,

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