In the the second installment of
"Talks With Tyre",
learn about staying committed 100% even through your slip-ups.
What happens when you lose the zeal to run however many miles you said you would each day? What about when you fail to prioritize and get organized as you promised? What happens when the time you thought you would have to read more actually does not exist? Failure and disappointment soon take control of what began as high hopes and positive plans, and then all your efforts do not seem to count anymore. Good news: In the eyes of God, they do.
How can all the potential you had at the beginning remain until the end? Resolutions aside, you must learn to do well by committing to give your best 100 percent of the time, while owning the risk of trying. Learning implies room for improvement, growth, and the humble permission for mistakes to be made. Maybe your setbacks will not lead you to the far extent of murder like Cain, but it is an example and warning that sin (missing the mark) always seeks an opportunity to prey on a victim of offense. Jealousy and anger met Cain; he failed to rule over them; consequently, the fruit was murder.
Cannot make the last lap of your morning run? Fine. Figure out ways to pace yourself better and incorporate some breaks in between. Really want to commit to reading a novel every week? Great. See where you can give up time before the television or computer screen to increase the chapters you digest. Whatever you do, learn to do it well. Let the audience of One be your motivation. It is only what He thinks that matters, anyway.