NOBODY is going to embarrass me like that!
A while back, my friend was hosting a women’s conference with several guest speakers. One of them decided to call her up on stage… in front of everybody… for a pushup contest.
Yikes!!! It had been a while since I’d even done a pushup. Like, so long that I didn’t even know if I could do ONE! (I’m just glad they didn’t pick me!)
So, practicing some pushups and keeping in shape may not be such a bad idea. You know… just in case.
(And if you’ve ever heard my husband preach, you NEVER know when that “just in case” becomes “right now.”) Lol
I had the perfect plan. Every day, I was going to go to work and drop and give me twenty. You know… no big deal.
Day one… I was ready. I was pumped! But, before I could do all that, I was gonna need some strength. I needed pizza!
(I know what you’re thinking … pizza sounds pretty good right about now!)
Well… you see… what had happened was … after I ate the pizza… I forgot all about the pushups!
We already know how and where to get strength. (And it’s not from the pizza!)
“The Lord is my strength and my song. He is the One Who saves me.” Psalm 118:14 (NLV)
But, we allow ourselves to lose our FOCUS and become easily distracted. So, how can we get our attention back on our goals?
Being INTENTIONAL can make a bigger difference than you think!
- Intentionally throwing the leftover pizza away, even though it PAINS us to do so.
- Intentionally setting a pop REMINDER in our phone to remind us when we “forget.”
- Intentionally framing our thinking to realize that this momentary pain is well WORTH the tremendous gain.
- Intentionally telling a friend (the annoying one that will keep us accountable) so we have SOMEONE to answer to.
A little intention can take little tweaks and turn them into giant peaks! Don’t quit. Don’t settle. God’s POWER is on the inside of us just waiting to be tapped.
What we focus on tends to manifest! When we focus on God, He rushes in to do what we could NEVER do on our own!
Let’s DO this!
What kind of distractions are you dealing with, today? Tell me about them in the “comments.”
If we don’t stick with a process, we won’t see the results. That’s why it’s good to have mentors who will PUSH us to do those pushups and give us simple STEPS to stay focused and committed.
Now, let me do the same for YOU! If you’re ready to go deeper… personally and spiritually, I’d like to invite you to join my Circle of Friends.
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