As we head toward the end of this fourth week of the 365 day challenge, I have one question for you. Are YOU still hungry? Do you still want to change as badly as when you first started? Is your desire to change your lifestyle still burn within you? Are YOU still HUNGRY? Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? If you cannot answer these questions with any kind of enthusiasm then it is more than likely you may be losing grip of your appetite for real change. I know we have made it to the fourth week and this is definitely a monumental goal to be acknowledged. But to be completely honest, we have only just begun. We cannot rest on our laurels. These first four weeks were instrumental in getting us started and were necessary in order to shake ourselves out of the doldrums of our sedentary lifestyles. With this twenty-eight day foundation of forward movement, we can now begin to build something more solid and secure.
We must stay hungry! If there is one principle that will keep you motivated it is an attitude to NEVER become SATISFIED with where you are right NOW. There is always more to learn. There are always things we can improve upon. We can become better naturally and spiritually. We can LIVE at a higher level and calling than where we are right NOW. We can grow. We can improve. We can become better saints, better husbands, better wives, better fathers, better mothers, and just plain old better human beings. The key to continued growth is to NEVER GET SATISFIED. As we hit this twenty-eight day mark, take a moment to pat yourself on the back for the things accomplished, but don’t you get satisfied!
So today, on this twenty-eighth day, take a step back and take a moment for relish in the victories you have gained, but do not even begin to think your journey is over. There is time for a shout of victory here for sure, but it is also a time of reflection. Not only should you look at what you have done right, but you should also look upon where you have gone astray. Scrutinize both your strengths and your weaknesses. Access the good you can build upon and throw away where you have failed. Don’t be satisfied with half-baked effort. If it worked, let’s make it work better. If something you were doing failed, let’s dissect the process and see if it is even worth keeping. Where did you go wrong? Were you trying to do it at the wrong time of the day? Was it too much too soon? Is the exercise you have committed to not fun or boring? If the challenge is becoming a heavy drag upon your life, then somewhere down the line, you have lost touch with the originally hunger you began with on day one. So take this moment right NOW and get those originally priorities back on track. In the meantime, whatever you do, DON’T LOSE YOUR HUNGER!