I can’t remember exactly how long it’s been since I borrowed the Lord of the Rings trilogy from my brother, but I think it was before my niece was born. She’ll be a year old later this month, and I have yet to read even the prologue.
That’s not the only goal I’ve missed through the years. I’ve wanted to learn another language for at least a decade, but can’t point to any measurable progress on that front. I should also exercise more, but I rarely do. Oh, and Scripture memory. I need to do that.
Sadly, there are also things I’m doing that I thought I would not still be doing at this point: Sleeping in so long that it’s hard to get my morning devotions in. Leaving my bed unmade. Hyper-focusing on what other people think of me.
While I can point to areas of my life where God has stretched and grown me, there are other areas where I am stalled at the same level I was years ago. How much further would I be right now if I had just taken the first step in the right…