The hardest part of doing something is the actual DOING it part. It’s easy to have great intentions or grand plans, but they mean nothing unless you get up and JUST DO IT (Nike reference) .
Breaking habits and making changes is hard for me. I tend to be the type of person who goes “gung-ho“, then burns out a few days to a week later. I now realize that by making small, gradual changes, I make more progress. Today I took a step. I deleted Facebook off my phone. I will still use Facebook, but I am sick of it taking up my time when I am on break at work or out with my spouse and others. I hate that “lapse in the conversation so I will default to browsing my newsfeed” moment. I decided that I can now use that time to:
- Read my Bible
- Talk to God
- Interact with other humans
I guess the point I am trying to make is, CARPE DIEM or Seize the Day! There is no time like the present to start making positive changes in your life. Remember how Jesus called the 12 disciples. He simply told them, “Follow me”. They had a decision to make. Should they seize the opportunity or stay put and let it pass? Walking the path of righteousness is difficult and changes can be tough, but you can do it! If you feel that you lack the strength to make the changes, ask God and He will strengthen you. Find someone to be accountable to. Carpe Diem and don’t look back.
Luke 9:62 But Jesus said to him, “No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”