How to stop falling further & further behind.
"But we’re not quitters who lose out. Oh, no! We’ll stay with it and survive, trusting all the way."
- Hebrews 10:39 (The Message)
For the past few months I've been reading roughly a chapter a day of my friend Melody's book on personal finances and then applying whatever the chapter tells me to do right then and there. About a month or so into it, I got to a chapter where the task was a heavier lift than usual so I decided I'd put it off until that weekend when I had more time. Annnnd thus began a period of about 2-3 weeks where, instead of knocking that larger task out like I had planned, I just kept putting it off. God finally checked me like:
You stopping consistent progress on something until you "have more time" to work on it is only putting you further & further behind.
Yep. Message received 🥴 And then I remembered that this "lump sum / lottery" mentality is why my finances are in the shape they're in in the first place. Putting stuff off until you have more "x"—time, money, a spouse, education, etc (or because you don't have enough "x" yet)—never serves you. It's only a delusion. And if you keep letting key things like your finances, health & relationships fall into shambles until you can get to them, you're only creating a bigger mess for your future self to clean up. Because, trust & believe, until you make a change, the mess is more committed to making consistent progress than you are.
Today is just a reminder to keep your rhythm going! Whatever you're currently working on, don't let up! And if you've been putting something off, this message isn't meant to make you feel guilty. Use it as the push you needed to pick that thing back up and recommit yourself. Making incremental moves is the most guaranteed way to see the results you truly desire to see. And it starts today.
Still hungry? Eat some more //
- Exodus 23:29-30 → Pretty sure I share this scripture at least 1-2x a year lol It's just such a great picture of how God builds us up in increments instead of all at once and I always remember it when I think of making consistent, messy, bite-sized progress over perfection. It's better this way.
- This post I shared on IG yesterday speaks about this too if you need more encouragement in this area.
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