|On this Veterans Day, we are grateful for those who have served our nation and fought for our freedoms. May God bless you and your families.Training is always challenging until you master your skill set and succeed — whether you play sports or have been trained for a job. As the training progresses, it becomes a little more enjoyable. Everyone must go through those first few months of training. You have to clear the hurdle of that first difficult experience in your marriage, career, family, or in your walk with God. You have to endure the part that hurts, aches, or makes you want to give up. Consistency is key. If you keep training yourself, you will acquire the life God has for you because you will become a bigger person.
An old proverb tells the story of two lumberjacks in the woods. These guys are chopping wood together, are about the same size and strength, and paid the same amount. Every day, one of the lumberjacks grabs his axe and disappears for about an hour. He returns, and at the end of the day, he has 50% more wood than the other lumberjack. His coworker asks, “How is that possible?” His reply is, “Well, I sharpen my axe every day for an hour.”
Friend, the key to success is not just hard work but also training. Instead of trying harder, it’s about taking at least one hour every day to train your mind, train your body and train your life. It’s about learning things and expanding your skillset, reading books, listening to podcasts, and doing what it takes to become everything you’re meant to be. God wants to equip you to fulfill your dreams and visions!