My friend Justin Davis over at Refine Us ministries posted this today. (It sounds very much like my sermon last Sunday)
In December 2013, I set a goal to lose 40 pounds in 2014. (It was the third year in a row that I had set this goal, but don’t judge me.)
My goal seemed well thought out. It was measurable, it was attainable, and it had a timetable.
What I didn’t have was a plan.
I didn’t have a workout strategy or gym schedule. I didn’t have someone lined up to work out with. I had no meal plan or diet. I had great intentions, but no intentional plan to make my goal a reality.
Easter Sunday we had our picture taken as a family. I looked at that picture and realized I was heavier than I’d ever been. Despite my good intentions, I hadn’t lost a pound.
Within a week I came up with a weight loss plan and as of today, I’ve lost 36 of my 40-pound goal.
Most couples I know have great intentions of improving their marriage relationship. They want to communicate better with their spouse. They want to resolve conflict in a healthy way. They want to improve the sexual intimacy aspect of their relationship.
Desire isn’t the problem…