“Steady plodding brings prosperity; hasty speculation brings poverty.” (Proverbs 21:5)
It is true in every aspect of life.
While examining my own life recently, I’ve realized that what I lack the most in my relationships, physical output and work is my follow-through. I lack commitment, or lose interest very easily. But it also has to deal with me jumping into things a little too quickly before fully analyzing the situation and the people involved. So, I need to make a decision now: to be more committed to my job, my life, my family and friends; and my art, my writing stories, its characters and its plotting. I need to do so many things to fix and bring up my life, but now, at least, I am willing to do it. When we do our best, the rest is just God disciplining us. So, I have to accept this discipline. But, I will not worry about it, anymore. If I die, trying, while doing my best, then I will die with no regrets. I need to take care of myself and my family, and regrets cannot get in the way of me taking the opportunities as they come. But, I need to count the costs, and fully analyze the situations first, before I step into them. This way, I will not only be helping myself, but others, by not causing them unneeded hurt by my lack of commitment.
Sometimes, I need a little extra “push” when the times get tough… ❤