Monday, July 6, 2015


Ever feel like you’ve lost traction?  Maybe you feel that your personal growth has stalled.  Maybe your spiritual life or your efforts to connect people with God aren’t getting anywhere.  Maybe you feel the time and effort you put into serving people isn’t paying off.

You begin those things with great anticipation and excitement, but life happens, and you get distracted and lose the joy and motivation, and those things become sidelined.

I believe the answer is consistency.  Simply said, you have to do what you know God wants you to do every day, every week, and every month.  You’re blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God (Psa.  119:1).

Some people succeed more than others because they simply do what they do more.  They wake up every day and even when they don’t feel like it they read their Bibles, practice their spirituality, step out of their comfort zones to connect others with the Good News of Christ, read books which value God’s values, and do what they do in their work and recreation and relationships all for God’s glory.

“Work as hard as you can.  I empty the tank each and every day.” – Carli Lloyd, Golden Ball Award, World Champion US Women’s Soccer Team 2015.

The difference I see between a productive Christian life and an unproductive Christian life is how consistently the productive Christian works on his or her relationship with God. 

We’ve got to get away from seasons of doing and not doing, and get into a pattern of always doing.  Until you do that, until you get into a daily and weekly groove, you won’t see the growth you want.

“Motivation comes in the process of doing.” – Dr. Gary Chapman.

Get traction again.  Be consistent.  Do what you know God wants you to do with all your strength.

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill.

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