Give It All You’ve Got

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters”

– Colossians 3:23

We will discuss the importance of belief in taking things from the realm of the impossible to the realm of reality in our next series. An entrepreneur and author, Ed Mylett tells the moving story about his father, who was an alcoholic until Ed was 15 years old. His father tried many times to quit drinking, but he’d get drunk again after brief periods of sobriety. When his dad drank, he became harsh and violent. His dad got into many fist fights or altercations with drivers, people at the bank, grocery store, and at his baseball games. Sadly, he even attacked Ed. 

Upon the threat of losing his family, he told Ed, “Hey, I’m going away for a while, I’m going to get some help, but when I come back, I’ll be sober.” As soon as his dad returned sober, he said, “I’ll stay sober.” Ed asked his dad, how do I know this time will be different? I want you to promise me you’ll remain sober forever. Ed’s dad said he couldn’t promise him that he’d stay sober for the rest of his life, but he could promise him one thing: That he would stay sober until tomorrow. From then on, he repeated that saying every day for 35 years until the day he died. He never drank again. His focus wasn’t on staying sober for the rest of his life, but rather on remaining sober for one more day.

Friend, having a big why enabled Ed’s father to do that. Isn’t it amazing how something just clicks inside of you and you decide you can finally do whatever it is you’ve been working towards? You do it when you decide to give it all you’ve got, just one more day! 


Father, I need your help to make the right decisions one day at a time.


How do you focus your actions? Do you have a big why?

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2 Responses

  1. After a serious car accident I wasn’t sure I could recover. A physical therapist asked me me to take it an hour at a time .Eventually it became a few hours at a time. Then one day at a time. I spent the days reading the Bible; listening to hymns; watching Bobby’s grandfather Dr Schuller on TV. At first I thought it would be the end of my life,- actually with the lessons I learned to trust God’s healing-it was only the beginning!

  2. I’m watching your sermon on service, I am.a CNA, I had a resident who said she doesn’t want me in her room. Last night her roommate came back after ana hop fracture. On bad shape, well last night the lady who didn’t likee, saw what great service I gave this lady. She told me I should be the taking care of her.
    I love filling the needs of my residents.

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