If there’s something you really don’t want to do, there’s probably a safe bet that means you should do it. Think about it. Most things that truly are good for you don’t come easily or naturally…exercising, eating well, asking for forgiveness, etc. Recently, I’ve been intrigued and inspired by a guy named Ed Dobson. Ed’s story resonates with me because I know how easy it is to be the one who always talks about God but isn’t seeking or being transformed by God.
Being lazy is easy. It’s easy to read books you want to read but it’s not easy to read books that take a lot of work. It’s easy to eat food whenever you want it but it’s difficult to fast. Being disciplined isn’t easy. In fact, being disciplined takes…discipline. Ed has inspired me to make an early New Year’s Resolution. In 2012 I plan to do more things that I don’t want to do…read books that are challenging, have conversations that are challenging, fast more often, and actually put into practice the things that Jesus taught. Because, again, if you don’t want to do it, there’s probably a good chance you should.