Monday afternoon I decided to go to the gym. It has been a long time since I went to the gym and worked out.
I knew that if I went to the gym I'd be sore for the next couple of days, and that would make me extra tired! Being sore and tired also makes me feel irritable and more easily angered.
Knowing all of this, why did I go? Good question! Actually, I decided that I wanted to be healthier, and have more energy.
Isn't it ironic that in order to become healthier and feel better and have a more level attitude I have to make a sacrifice of all of those things for a short period of time!
There's a lot of talk out there about doing hard things - these things are sacrifices and as long as you keep the goal in front of you, you'll be able to persevere.
I have to go back to the gym today, and I don't want to!! I'm so tired and sore that I can't imagine exercising again. Since I have my goal in front of me, I will go and suffer through this workout. Very soon I will start to enjoy my workouts without the pain of being sore and tired. That's when it will all be worth it.
Are you facing hard things in your life today? Is there a goal that you have that is driving you to persevere? I'd love to hear about it. :)
John 12:24 Truly, truly, I say to you, Unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it abides alone; but if it dies, it brings forth much fruit.