BP:03 – Deliver my absolute best even when I don’t feel like it


Today’s goal is hard.

I’ll admit it.

Often we have plenty of reasons to go home early, stay in bed, shirk responsibility, or to simply not show up; but actions like those will get you no where in life.

You want to succeed in life, to find and live in your purpose, develop your passion, and reach your dream. It would be nice if things would simply “work out” for us sometimes; but the truth is that usually never happens.

To reach your full potential in life, you have to make a hard decision.

Here is the choice you have to make:

I will deliver my absolute best even when I don’t feel like it.

About 18 years ago I wrote down a manifesto of sorts, describing what I want to be like and what I will do. I simply called it my  “I wills”. Here it is…

I will win my battles whatever the cost.

I will make a difference for the cause of Christ.

I will fight until there is only one man standing and I will be that man.

I will carry God’s vision into every territory and fight until I see it comes to pass.

I will go above and beyond the call of duty.

I will live with honor.

I will fight with courage.

I will rest with hope.

I will walk with victory.

So what are you going to do today?

Will you determine to deliver your absolute best even when you don’t feel like it?


Action Step:

  • Write down your “I wills”.

  •  Post them in a place where they are visible to you throughout your day.

  •  Practice them each day.

Today’s Prayer:

Lord, help me to show up with my absolute best today, even if I don’t feel like it.

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Larry Shankle is a pastor, author, and blogger. He helps people get clarity and direction in their calling, purpose, dreams, and leadership.

Larry and his wife (Amanda) live in the Arkansas river valley with their two boys (Braxton and Dawson). He has spent almost two decades in active local church ministry serving in multiple leadership roles. Larry has spent the last six and a half years serving as Lead Pastor of GrandviewChurch in Natural Dam, AR.

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