Today we had a no call, no show at work. This was her second time missing a shift in 2 weeks. After 3 unannounced missed shifts, an employee is terminated. Our dad always contends that he has never fired anyone, but that they fire themselves with their actions: missing shifts, showing up late to work, not following the dress code, etc. In essence, they sabotage themselves with their actions. Could you be doing the same thing in your life?
Do your New Year Resolutions never make it to the end of the year? Or does your resolve fizzle out before January is over? Some questions you may need to ask yourself are: Did you set realistic goals? Did you set small goals along the way?
Are you still struggling with your weight? Some questions you may need to ask yourself are: Are you working out consistently? What are your eating habits? Are you taking the time to meal prep? Are you getting enough rest? Are you drinking enough water?
Does your budget never seem to balance? Some questions you may need to ask yourself are? Are you eating out everyday? Are you tracking your spending? Are you spending money on unnecessary things?
I could go on and on, but you get the point. The real question is have you truly committed to putting in the work required to meet your goals? We have to work at what we want in order to succeed. We get back the effort we put in. There are no shortcuts to life. Nothing new, but sometimes I have to remind myself that change does not occur overnight and I have to remain dedicated. Two verses that I find encouraging to help me stay focused day to day are Colossians 3:17 and 3:23.
“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” Colossians 3:23