I believe that part of making the most of this life is continuing to grow and get better; to never simply settle with who you are. I want to develop into a better person with better habits. However, this has never come easy to me, or most people for that matter. The desire to grow can often be overcome by lack of motivation. It happens to all of us. We want to have our lives together and be better, but that ultimately requires us to change and make an effort to realize where we fall short of who we want to be. A very simplified example of this would be wanting to have that pile of laundry that sits in the chair in your room neatly put away. You want to have order but lack the discipline to make it happen. I’ve been there. Netflix often sounds way better than doing chores… more like always. This may seem insignificant, but our habits seem to be a part of every aspect in our life not just the small things. A lack of discipline in one area in your life can cultivate a lack of discipline in other areas. It can ultimately affect our finances, relationships, health, ext. So, I have started to evaluate myself, my habits both good and bad, to try to become a better version of myself. The one thing that has made the most difference is letting it bother me.
Let it bother me when my room is not clean.
Let it bother me when I have not managed my budget well.
Let it bother me when I eat too much junk food.
Let it bother me when I do not prioritize the important relationships in my life.
Let it bother me when I know what kind of person I wan to be but have not yet become.
When I begin to let the lack of good habits in my life bother me I start to put in the effort. I start to prioritize what is important. I start to become better. I grow and develop into more of the kind of person I really want to be.
"Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.” Luke 16:10
I’m Kelsey Fendley, a new writer here. I’m a twenty-one-year-old college student in Tuscaloosa, AL pursuing full-time ministry. My heart is for Jesus and I am passionate about all things ministry and communicating the Gospel. I believe God has graciously given me a gift for words and hope to use that fully for His glory. I’m a lover of books and beautiful places so send me any book and travel recommendations please. I am a trailblazer by how I choose to live out my life as an example to others of what it means to live for Christ.
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