A little over a month ago, my wife and I decided to take on “The Radical Experiment.” I wrote about it here. In the post I mentioned I would record the things my wife and I were learning along the way.
So what have I learned a month into this Radical Experiment? Three things: I’m too busy, I’m easily distracted, and I fall short of my commitments too many times. This past month has sucked for us in regards to fulfilling our commitment to praying and reading our bible. There is no excuse; we didn’t consider the weight of the commitment being made. We jumped into it thinking, “Oh, this will be good. We can do this.”
We were wrong.
I’m ashamed to write this, but it’s way better than sugar-coating everything and smiling – right? So where do we go from here, but up. Emily and I aren’t quitting what we’ve started. We had a bad month, but we still have 11 more months ahead of us. See, I don’t think the goal is to get every month picture-perfect, but to press on despite the setbacks. God is after our authenticity – in relation to Him and each other; He’s after people whose desire to know Him is stronger than then the desire to give up. Yes, we may get side tracked, but we “want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection” in our lives (Philippians 3:10). We’re not satisfied where we are. We want to keep moving; so, we are – one step at a time.