I get pumped by examples of commitment; here are two:
- A friend of mine swims at the local high school. The swim team practices from 5:15 – 7:00 am each morning and 3:15 to 6:00 pm each afternoon. In addition, on Saturdays they have practice at 7:00 am. They can one week off during April. They practice year round. My friend said he calculated that he spends 1/7th of his life practicing for swimming.
- Check out this blurb about an interview with Ben Patterson: “He has memorized several NT books (Romans, Mark, Colossians, etc.). His current goal is to memorize all of the Psalms (he has about 45 of them down, including, most recently, Psalm 119). His time with the Lord begins at 4 AM and he usually spends 4 hours with the Lord.” [source]
Don’t be depressed or unrighteously jealous; be spurred on to faithfulness!