When God first put it on my heart to blog every day, I dismissed the thought—quickly. In my mind, I did not think that I’d be able to come up with something to write about every day. For a few years, I struggled to even blog monthly. Sometimes when I open my laptop my mind is completely blank. I stare at the blank page, and pray for something to help someone else.
God has never let me down. Some of my blogs may be repetitive, some of them may not be that great, but every day I have the words to fill the blank page. When we show up, desiring to help someone else, God will provide. When I just focus on one word at a time, then the next word is always there when I need it. Sometimes I pause and think I have no idea where I am going with this, but it turns out okay.
Writing every day has taught me discipline, and then helped me to create a writing habit. Before I started blogging every day, I often procrastinated on my writing. I put it off until the last minute. Then, I dreaded it so much. Now, it’s one of the first things that I do each morning. I don’t allow myself to make excuses. I just do it.
Along with my blogging, I have also developed an exercise habit. Once we commit to something, then it becomes easier to do. The commitment overshadows the excuses. We are all stronger than we realize. Honestly, we don’t even know the full extent of our possibilities because our doubts usually have us giving up before we ever get started. This used to happen to me all the time. I would start something with a quitting mindset. The moment the resistance occurred, I quit. This time, however, I didn’t give myself the quitting option.
Is there any area of your life that needs to change? Decide today to make that change, and then commit to it. The power to change your life is inside you. You just have to be willing to do whatever it takes.
Love and blessings,