I have started counting how many times each day I do things that I know better than to do. I am not even talking about morally right and wrong stuff. I am talking about this kind of thing: I didn’t put on my blinker when I know I was supposed to. I picked french fries as my side instead of broccoli. I didn’t clean up at home. I didn’t drink enough water. I kept watching TV instead of playing with my kids. I didn’t read the book even though I had time. I could keep going and going…and going. In all of these things, the reality is this: I know what I should do and I just do not do it. I could make the list exponentially larger when I start adding right and wrong stuff as it pertains to my faith. These are actions, attitudes, and thoughts that I have or commit while knowing I should not.
So here is a an idea: Forget about learning new stuff. What would it look like in our lives to just push play on the stuff we already know we should do. Here is my challenge: Pick one thing you already “know better” about and start doing it today. Just pick one and go for it. Here are some ideas:
- Plan a date night for your spouse that will happen in the next 7-10 days.
- Cut out something in your diet (For example: pop/soda).
- Replace watching a show with reading a book.
- Stop speeding.
- Drink more water every day.
- Plan two new activities with your kids this week.
- Clean out your music list. (For example: songs that demean women)
I think most of us, our education far outweighs our obedience to that education. Let’s just pick something we know better about and change it.