Quote of the Day

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him,
who have been called according to his purpose.

-Romans 8:28, NIV

Monday, December 9, 2013

A Self-Discipline Update

I just deleted a long paragraph that went something like this:  Blah, blah, blah, excuses, excuses, excuses, blah-ditty-blah-blah.  And I am stuck in the same spot that I was in before I started writing.   The end of the year is coming fast and I am not sure I have any practical evidence that I have indeed grown in self discipline.  Harrumph.

I realize that writing for me is part research, part inspiration, part time management, part volume.  In various ratios depending on what I am writing.  But I haven’t been writing much…an obvious fact that needs no pointing out to you who read what I write.  Lately it has been slim pickins. Here is where my brain goes into excuse overload, so I am trying to ignore the “Blah, blah, blah, excuses, excuses, excuses, blah-ditty-blah-blah” screaming in my ear just now.

I have three weeks to jump back on the self-discipline band wagon.  Today I am trying to grab those reigns, give myself some grace (the hardest person to be graceful with) and start with purpose, diligence and self-discipline.  I am giving the best part of my day to writing.  Maybe by the end of the week I can even give myself and applause card.

2 comments:

  1. I'm glad you are back to writing!

    I have found that some diversions in discipline are God ordained for the purpose of keeping Him glorified and us humble and in realization of our *constant* need for Him even in the simple acts. You would only be truly undisciplined if you didn't recognize your drifting and didn't attempt to return to it. There. I have given you grace. Now cut yourself a break!! You are NOT superhuman, and some excuses are acceptable, understandable and expected. If you did it perfectly all the time, you wouldn't need Him. And I don't think I could be friends with you if you did it perfectly!!

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    1. And I couldn't loose a friend like you! So glad I am imperfectly your friend and in desperate need of a Savior!

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