Just a warning: There will be some tough love in this post. But it’s really in here for your own good. Or for your fellow readers’ good. Okay, here goes:
I know this isn’t Monday so it isn’t time for a check-in post, but I still feel compelled to ask: How is your reading coming along?
For some of you, you are cruising along, having the time of your life, feeling inspired at every turn.
Others of you are plowing through, making changes in your schedule and staying on track.
A few of you are also plowing along, loving it, but feeling a little behind here and there.
And then there are some of you who feel as though you are so behind that there may not be any hope in finishing with the rest of us Easter week.
If you are in the last group you may start to wonder if you should even try to catch up. You might start justifying stopping by saying “I’m reading more of the Bible than I have, so I’ll just switch to the one-year plan,” Or, ” I’ll pick back up in a few days and finish in 110. Nothing lost if I do that. I’m spending more time in the Word, so that’s okay, right?”
To this I say “No, it is not okay. ” (I warned you about the tough love.)
When you decided that you wanted to jump in and join us in this challenge, you did it for a reason. And that was because you wanted to commit yourself to read, attentively, every word of the Bible in 90 days with the rest of us. You likely also had a reason why you wanted that.
I’d like for you to think back on why you wanted to read every word of the Bible in 90 days. Write it down. And let’s make that happen. Together.
We don’t have face-to-face meetings as most 90-day reading groups have, so it’s a bit of a challenge for me to encourage every single one of you individually. But every single one of you is important to me. And as a group we can encourage each other to get it done.
If you fall out of the group, you will lose the rest of your team praying for you and cheering for you. And you’ll lose the accountability factor which definitely leads to success in this program.
If you stop now, it is quite likely you will not pick back up again. And it is very likely you will not finish.
And I want you to finish. For you.
So what can I do to help? And what can the rest of our community of readers do to help? Please leave a comment with why you are struggling or how we can pray for you. And I’ll do whatever I can to help you succeed.
For those that aren’t behind, or aren’t in danger of slipping too far back, I have a few questions for you:
1. Why did you decide to read the Bible in 90 days and why are you sticking to it?
2. Have you seen any change in your life as a result of this commitment? If so, what?
Please, whether you are behind, on schedule, or ahead, consider leaving a comment that might help someone else who needs it. And if you are a blogger and would like to write a post on your own blog and leave the link in the comments, you are welcome to do that… Just leave us a quick answer along with your link.
And, as always, please feel free to email me anytime using the green button on my sidebar.
I really love each of you and want to celebrate Easter with all of you after having read the entire Bible together. You CAN do it!