So there is this dress, job, dream, goal, ambition whatever it is…you get my drift. Some thing you’d do anything to achieve..Well not anything( lol) but work hard. So for simplicity sake I’m going tell you about this dress. I am a lady after all. Follow me here…It’s my high school 20th year reunion. I see this killer dress in the store and I go to get it. Bummer! It’s a size too small. All other stores don’t have my size and I want it. I mean I gotta get. It would look fabulous on me. I have two options, get another dress or work to fit into this one. I want this one so….I decided to work…eat better and exercise should do the trick…right?
I get on the treadmill the first day and I’m like WTW? This is too hard, I have aches in places I never knew existed. I made a decision never to get back on again. Then I see the picture of the dress in my minds eye. Now two days later, I get on the treadmill again and hurt even worse than before. All for a dress? I can’t do this again, I want the dress but why am I hurting so bad?
Answer: I removed my hand from the plow
To fit into the dress, I can’t quit when it gets hard or I get tired. I have to work everyday, when I stop and start again…it is more painful than before because I lost the ground I had already covered.
Everything takes sacrifice and hard work. Nothing good comes easy. Nothing. The reason I hurt more is because I didn’t stick with it. In Luke 9, Jesus talks about the hardships of ministry. There is a cost to your ministry, purpose, dream job, dream dress, whatever you are tying to pursue has a cost and if you want it, you gotta earn it. Luke 9: 62 But Jesus told him, “Anyone who puts a hand to the plow and then looks back is not fit for the Kingdom of God.
It’s the second day in March….March can you believe it? January and February are now in the past and we are in March. 59 days gone and 306 until the end of the year. How has it been for you? Are you on track? Are you staying the course? Did you do what you hoped to do in February? Well I fell short about 25 pages. I didn’t complete revisions for my new novel but I can’t let it go pass this weekend because I’m scheduled to start my novella March 15. I may have fallen short but I’ll keep pressing.
Pressing and perseverance is Key. It is the only way God finds us worthy to unlock our store of blessings. Do not loose faith, remember you can do all things through Christ but you have to keep going…it takes work.
PS: There was no dress…I’m a writer after all.I had to pull you in…LOL For me I’d substitute the dress for my writing ministry, my purpose and what I dream of accomplishing. Substitute the dress for whatever it is you are trying to achieve, how are you staying motivated?
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