A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post entitled “Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire”. I wrote about excuses and especially about our/my “go to” excuses. Those excuses we go to as a default whenever we have something we know we should have done that we did not do. Like exercise, the “honey do” list, write some thank you notes, eat better, witness, read our Bible, and other stuff.
I worked on this in a few areas but kept putting off the “get in better shape” area. Hey it was easy to put off because I have had so much practice. I can say that I have started to do something about this area of my life. I still have to use “Liar, Liar” as part of my statement about getting in better shape because I just started this 5 days ago. Also, I missed 1 day in those 5. For me doing something to better my health and get in better physical condition 4 out of 5 days is miles ahead of where I have been for a long while.
I promised that I would give updates on how I am doing in this area, so consider this an update. I have started. That is the most important step. I don’t feel any better yet, only feel better in saying that I have started.
As for spiritual areas, I am doing better in them than in the physical areas. I challenged myself at the beginning of July to read straight through the Bible in the last 6 months of the year. I have read something every day for 3 months and I am well ahead of schedule to finish by the end of the year. My prayer time is increasing slowly, but it is increasing and I am focusing better as I pray.
Another area that I have felt I need to do better in is writing. I believe I am to be writing more and exploring some other areas of writing. I haven’t done much with this in the past couple of weeks. Well, I guess I have done a little as I am currently finishing the writing of a 35 day devotional series for my congregation. I am really struggling with the writing area and need to become disciplined in this matter. One of my struggles is that I just don’t schedule time to write, which makes it easier to revert to one of my “go to” excuses of being too busy.
Thanks for checking back in on me. I will attempt to give you some periodic updates of my progress in these areas.
How are you doing with your excuses? Any progress? I would love to hear from you, so I can pray with you and encourage you as well.