“Who can really be faithful in great things if he has not learned to be faithful in the things of daily life?”

-Dietrich Bonhoeffer Life Together

 

Beep. Beep. Beep.

5 a.m.

The alarm clock beckons me to begin a new day, a new chance to go after my dream.

What a battle it is to roll out of bed when I really want to hit the snooze.  And hit the snooze again.  And three more times for good measure.

Apparently I have hit the snooze button too many times and my wife either wants to kick me out of bed or throw the phone out the window.  Good thing I have Applecare on it!

I have hours to work on my dream, if I could only get out of bed.  To exercise, to pray, to read, and to write.  Too often the worries of the day rears its ugly head and steals those moments. Too long have I gone without pushing myself further and hustle after my dream a little bit harder.

How can I claim to be a person who pursues big things when I have hit the snooze button one too many times?  I have found that little things are often the most important things.  Little things like making the bed and cleaning off the counter help to instill the discipline to do bigger things.  It’s like when I played baseball.  The little details of a swing needed to be worked on day after day until I would be able to swing the bat with ease.  The little things of life are often the most important part of laying down a good foundation, one of a solid life.

What little things have you been working on?