Over the line

I set myself a few personal goals at the start of the year… January flew by and we are already in February.

I’ve been thinking about momentum, organisation and motivation for work in all spheres of life recently. This includes my department in the company I work for, the ministries I serve in at my church, my own work as an Author and of course at home with my family.

One of the things that helps me to get things done is “the line”. I set a finish line that I need to cross on a particular day and then move heaven and earth to get across the line with a quality result on time. I almost always set these goals myself but run to get my self over the line as though someone else had set it for me.

One of my goals was to blog more, which I’m doing now. One of the others was to release more books. I released the first one for 2018 yesterday. It’s part of a series of short books on simple but important subjects. You can already order it on Amazon. I’ll post more about it another time.

Paul encourages us to apply this attitude to our lives and in particular our walk with the Lord Jesus in 1 Corinthians 9:24–27 (ESV)

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.

Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.

So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air.

But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.

Try setting a finish line in your mind and work to cross it. This will help you to get stuff done. Get your head down and run.

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