I’m loving this new song by Jill Phillips. Read the post and then listen to the song.
The Power of Showing Up
My kids (4, 7, 9) and I are running marathon.
You see, every year, we run a 26.2 miles together. We compete in a big race, cross a fancy finish line and get a marathon medal…the whole deal.
But before you think we’re anything special, I’d like to mention that we run it one mile at a time over the course of a month or two. Then the last 1.2 miles are part of the organized children’s marathon race.
One mile at a time…
Sometimes we have to walk. Sometimes my littlest one rides on my back. Sometimes they’d rather be watching cartoons. Sometimes we miss a week or two of running.
But they show up every time I ask who wants to go jogging. They show up.
A 4 year old can run a marathon just by showing up.
If you want to live a disciplined life, if you want to change the world, there is one thing you need to do…
1. Show up for your time with God each day.
2. Show up when you missed 30, 60 or a trillion mornings in a row.
(You’ll start again someday, why not make it today? )
3. Show up even if it’s only for 5 minutes.
(God can take your fish and loaves and turn it into a marathon.)
4. Start today.
(It doesn’t matter of its 3:24pm or 10:58pm. Just show up.)
God Doesn’t Have Extras
God didn’t create you “just in case someone else didn’t work out.” You are not a backup, understudy or extra.
God created you with a purpose. He has a plan for what you have to offer this world and these people He loves so desperately.
He wants you to show up.
Discipline is simple (not easy…simple) – Just show up.
Now go listen to that song at the top of this post. Not surprisingly, it’s called Show Up.Leave a Comment