At the beginning of the year I decided to try to post once a week to this blog. A quick glance at the date of the last post will show my lack of success. It is now June and I have posted once since the end of March, although there are three more drafts that I have started in that time. On the other hand, I was on pace through March 23rd to post once a week.
I have started five posts but either have not felt good enough about them to publish, haven’t known how to finish them, they have lost their timeliness or I am not sure if they should be published yet. There have been a couple weeks out of the last nine when I have not written for the blog at all, but I have written most weeks. At some point I simply lost my comfort level with finishing the job or publishing or both.
The same thing can happen to our relationship with God. We don’t feel like we are ready or we are good enough or the timing is right and so we don’t really do anything. We may try to make a start but we certainly don’t make a commitment. We say a few prayers and maybe attend church but we don’t commit ourselves to the relationship.
We’ve all heard stories about perseverance like the inventor who took 408 failures before finally creating formula 409, now one of the top cleaning products around. Too often we don’t show that kind of “never give up” attitude on things that are important, not because we are lazy but because we don’t think we can do it. Sometimes, though, we just have fake it ’til we make it. Sometimes we just have to give it our best and trust that God can do something with it. Sometimes we have to remember that God knows the unfinished product. Sometimes we have to remember that the finishing is God’s job.
I am going to be publishing those posts in the next week, and catch up on the weeks I have missed. I’m also going to try to spend more time committing to my relationship with God. I hope you will too.