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This week’s FMF writing prompt is: DEDICATE




Setting my timer for five minutes, and . . . GO. 

We all know it takes dedication to reach a goal.

My youngest son will be seventeen in two months (say what?!), and for the past year or so he has gotten quite serious about his exercise regimen.

During soccer season in the fall, he would actually get up at 5:00 in the morning of his own accord so he could go to the gym before school, then have a full day of classes before another two hours of intense soccer practice in the evenings.

Now that soccer season is over, he goes to the gym five or six days a week for at least two hours at a time.

He had specific goals in mind regarding his health and how much weight he wanted to be able to bench press and all those other things I don’t know about, and after several months of regular discipline and dedication, he has definitely seen the results.

I watch the way he is dedicated to his routine and I ask myself: What am I dedicated to? What am I dedicating my time to?

I was recently blessed by a weekend away to work on my personal writing. My goal for the weekend was to complete a book proposal I had been working on, and I did it! With God’s help, I finished the proposal. But it wouldn’t have happened without a conscious decision to dedicate my time and attention toward that project.

What about you? What have you dedicated your time and attention to, and is it a worthy goal?

May the Lord help us to ultimately dedicate ourselves — wholeheartedly — to Him and His service.





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