Willpower

Members of a health club were having their first meeting. The director of the group said. “Now, I’d like each of you to give the facts of your daily routine.” Several people spoke, admitting their excesses, and then one obviously overweight member said, “I eat moderately, I drink moderately, and I exercise frequently.” “Hmm?” said the manager. “And are you sure you have nothing else to add?” “Well, yes, “said the member, “I lie extensively.”

To achieve anything in this journey through life, it takes willpower as pointed out in this poem. An athlete may run or lift weights to build stamina and strength. A sports team will practice so that they are disciplined and organized to play at their best. A student studies so they understand the material and can do well on test.

Step Ahead

In this journey through life
It takes willpower
Finding routines that work
Each and every hour.

Like someone jogging,
Building stamina
Or a student
Learning algebra.

Both need self-discipline
To start and replay
Over and over
Each and every day.

Sports teams practice
So they organize
To play at their best
And win the prize.

Students study
To be at their best
Knowing their subject
And doing well on test.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 07-26-2018

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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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