Mixing it up.

Periodically in my triathlon training I like to mix up the workouts that I do. Some workouts for endurance, others for strength, and some for speed. I am not nearly as consistent as I should be but I try. I feel as though when I try different things I can maintain motivation. Sometimes I have to get on youtube and watch videos of other awesome athletes to keep me going. Not saying I am an awesome athlete, in fact, my wife has beat me in every half marathon that we’ve run together, she is awesome. My conclusion is that I am to short term focused and I need the discipline to stick with something. I am finding this possible through short term goals which all work together for a greater purpose.

My spiritual walk with the Lord is very similar. I have in the past been very excited about something and before to long, I find myself wavering and falling backward. So I am trying to apply this same technique that I have developed in my training. I am not saying that I need to get a little bit of the Bible and then a little bit of another spiritual source just to keep me entertained. I love the Word of God and am constantly filling myself with it however I think it would be beneficial to mix it up. For example I was told that it would be a good practice to read a Psalm and Proverb everyday, so I developed this discipline. After a while I noticed that I became a little slack in my commitment so instead of just trying to read those books I am trying to develop new ways to take them in. I might take the same proverb and read it over and over everyday so that I might burn those words on my heart and mind. I also would like to do more scripture memorization. This is something different that I struggle with horribly but I know it glorifies God. My goal is to have a more consistent growth pattern and if developing smaller goals that all point me in that direction helps, than that is what I am going to do. Maybe it will help you too.

Hebrews 12:1
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”


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