Well, I already broke a New Year’s resolution. It was the one I made last week about NOT learning to solve a Rubik’s Cube. So the next day at my brother-in-law’s house I saw a cube among their children’s toys and picked it up reminiscing on my words. My brother-in-law says, “I pulled it out of the package, messed with it, and that’s when I knew, this will never look right again.” Agggghhhh – I couldn’t resist. That was all it took to send me into a spiral of indulgence watching a youtube tutorial and for the next 2.5 hours – to solve the thing, and take this corny picture :-).
Silly resolution aside, I learned something – there’s a tedium to focus. Focus is monotonous at times, or rather, rhythmic. Victories and successes are not momentary (like the lottery), nor are they all fist-pumping laps around the track (like the Olympics). They are often one right choice made over and over again daily, moment by moment for you entire life.
Like the choice to be all in with Jesus – it’s one choice, made every day our entire life. It’s rhythmic, but not monotonous. Life with Jesus is an adventure, just ask Paul . . . 4 Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; 5 in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger… (read the rest on your own) 10 sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything. (2 Cor. 6:4-10 NIV)
There is power in one right choice. That is often what separates those who achieve their dreams – one right choice over and over when others have given up and puttered out. Achieving our dreams (or better yet, God’s dreams for us) is the adventure that God has called us to. There’s a rhythm to the adventure of supernatural living. Embrace God’s rhythm for you and get closer to Jesus and your dreams. One right choice over and over brings us one step closer to Christ every day.