I Want To Improve

Complacency is rampant today and is usually accompanied by false security. It is a little like Dad’s resting peacefully on the couch in his sock feet . . . while the house is on fire.

A question for each of us to answer is: “Am I hungry (okay, if not hungry, willing) to grow and improve in life, or am I comfortable with ‘who’ I am?” Don’t we all have room for improvement in some areas?

If you haven’t evaluated yourself and asked your wife to evaluate you since last week’s Seriously, here’s a simple form that will help. (Frankly, if you have not done this, that might be a pretty good indicator that you are complacent.)

Next, pick no more than three areas to begin to work on to get those numbers moving up. (I should have suggested just three last week, for if we have too many goals we will likely not achieve any of them.)

Nothing is going to happen or improve unless we start working, and we must start now. Mañana, mañana (tomorrow, tomorrow) seldom gets things done, and the fire trucks won’t arrive in time if we are content to lie around on the couch relaxing a little longer. There is such satisfaction when we are growing and making things happen. I delight when I am improving in needed areas (and so does Teri :)).

Having daily family Bible time should be at the top of the list if that isn’t happening. Then focus on two other areas that you and your wife agree are the most desired areas for improvement.

The process is simple: First, we get specific by choosing what to work on, and second, we begin. Commit to starting right now—today, immediately—because “tomorrow” usually doesn’t come.

“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” (Colossians 3:17)