As a teenager, there were countless times I felt as if I were backsliding. In other words, there was something I knew I should do, I committed to doing it, and then 1 month, 1 week, 1 day, 1 hour later I found myself not doing what I thought I should do (see Romans 7:15).
Those “backsliding” moments were so frustrating as a young person. I felt as if it were impossible to get it RIGHT for any length of time. Every time there was a chance for recommitment, I thought to myself, Why would I do that? I will just mess up again.
As you grow older and mature in the faith, you begin to realize that with every recommitment, you don’t start at zero. You are actually stronger than you were before. You also realize that it wasn’t so much backsliding as it was the process of becoming.
That is a backdrop as I write about the same cycle I feel on my eternal quest for the greatest productivity system. Instead of calling it backsliding, it is more commonly known as falling off…Continue Reading