We as people go through our spurts of life. We can be on a roll of accomplishments and then for whatever reason we can be on a roll of procrastination. The beauty and possibly downfall in all of this, is that we choose what spurt we want to live in at this exact moment.
I’ve been struggling with writing lately (if you can’t tell). Ideas flow through my mind throughout my busy and not so busy days, but the execution has not occurred. I haven’t figured out why, but God opened my eyes a couple of weeks ago during church.
The sermon was about discipline and choosing what pain we want to feel. No matter what, we all feel pain throughout our lives. Just because I’ve chosen Jesus as my savior, does not mean Jesus saves me from the pains of the world. He simply offers a way out of the pains.
So, what kind of pain are you willing to feel to fulfill your will?
Lately, I’ve been thinking about my dreams a lot, but haven’t been doing much to live them. It’s like I’ve been waiting for something to snap me out of whatever I’ve been going through. Truth is, I’ve been making excuses to not get things done. I’m tired. I can’t. I don’t feel like it.
With these excuses comes a pain of regret, over-thinking, stress, doubt, and the list of negative emotions goes on.
But I can choose the pain of discipline, which is what you feel when you don’t instantly gratify your desires. It’s that feeling you get when you don’t buy those perfect black heels that go with every outfit in your wardrobe because you’re saving money to pay off student loans. Then comes that feeling of pride at the end of the month when you have an extra $150 to put towards your debt as a result of staying disciplined.
I find the pain of discipline tough to experience at the moment, but totally worth it. Is it worth it to you?
I haven’t been writing on a daily basis because I’m exhausted at the end of the day or I tell myself I have nothing to write. When truth is, I need to discipline myself to write every day to truly grow and impact others.
What pain are you choosing right now?