I follow a blog written by a guy named Seth Godin. He’s a pretty popular author, speaker, entrepreneur and thought leader, but I follow him because he’s a guy who just says it how it is.
When you commit to a practice, you will certainly have days when you don’t feel like it, when you believe it’s not your best work, when the muse deserts you. But, when you keep your commitment, the muse returns. When you keep your commitment, the work happens.
Seth, obviously, is referring to art, to work, to writing, to your job, but I read it through a lens of faith.
“When you commit to daily time with Christ, you will certainly have days when you don’t feel like it, when you believe it’s not really accomplishing anything, when the fluffy emotions are not there. But, when you keep your commitment, He is faithful to speak. When you keep your commitment, He honours the work you put forth.”
Furthermore, when you stay committed to daily time with Him, He honours your other efforts by helping you stay committed to the other tiresome tasks and draining responsibilities that fill your days.
All you have to do is show up.
Kicking and screaming if need be, but show up.
“It matters that you show up.” –Seth Godin
Or as Proverbs 8:34 puts it:
”Blessed are those who listen to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway.”