My Challenge + Your Challenge (Response Needed)
Sep 05, 2020 6:22 pm
Happy Saturday to you - I hope you're doing well.
It's 88℉ in North Texas right now. Considering we've had several days above 100℉, it feels nice and "cool" right now.
I write today for three reasons:
1) To thank you for being on this email list. Without you opening and reading, I'd simply be talking to myself.
2) To encourage you in your marriage. I don't know if today's hard or if you're in a good place right now. Regardless of where you are, don't forget WHY you got married. Assuming it was for a solid reason (and not just to escape singleness or to "fix" a bad situation), remembering why you got married will help sustain you during the days when you wish you weren't married.
3) To let you know about the 30-day email challenge. I have always been reluctant to send "too many" emails. What that has typically resulted in is me failing to send enough emails. So, over the next 30 days, you can expect to receive a brief email from me each day. Because I don't want to waste your time, the emails will get to the point, and typically take no more than 90 seconds to read.
So, I mentioned Your Challenge in the subject line.
What will YOU do for the next 30 days that is hard, gonna cost you something, or is uncomfortable? It can be related to your marriage or anything that you want to tackle.
I'd love to know so I can encourage you along the way, and with your permission, maybe mention it one of my emails -- especially if it's marriage-related.
Pastor and author Craig Groeschel says, "I can make excuses or I can make a difference, but I can't do both."
I've accepted my challenge.
No more excuses.
Will you accept yours?
ps - It's super-easy to mentally accept a challenge, but not do a darn thing to make it happen. The first step is saying Yes. Do that now. Out Loud. The second step is sharing it. Do that here. The third step is pushing yourself each day regardless of how you feel. I want to encourage you along the way. Let me know what you're doing so I can cheer you on and/or give you a push.