I signed up for a Lazyman Triathlon at my YMCA. Seven weeks to Swim 2.5 miles (or row or water exercise), bike 112 miles (or work on the elliptical or group cycle), and run 26.2 miles (walk or step class counts). It really wasn’t a difficult challenge.
But I didn’t complete it.
Why? I didn’t do the work required to get it done.
I thought a lot about doing those specific requirements, and I did some activities in each category. (I rediscovered the joy of being in the water!) But I thought more about them than actually cycling or running. I didn’t intentionally set aside the time to do what was necessary.
Then as I watched the Olympics last night, I heard a member of our men’s swim team say, ‘Luck doesn’t get you to the Olympic games. Wishing won’t get me on the podium. I swam there.”
Such a great reminder.
Do you want to eat healthier? Lose some pounds? Find a different job? Do the work.
Do you want a relationship with God that is real, faith-filled, joyful?
If so, we need to do the work required to get there. Get up earlier in the morning and spend time reading His Messages to us. Talk to Him. Invite HIM into your day.
Wishing our lives were different keeps us in dreamland. Doing the work makes a joy-filled life a reality.
Let’s do the work.