Transformation Requires Effort

“Transformation requires effort.” @ruslankd

Ruslan packed a ton of information in his video “The Truth About Self Control, Will Power and Discipline.” Although it’s framed in the context of overcoming addiction, the words work just as well in my opinion for a great multitude of problems we face. As Christians we honor Jesus for all He has done and is doing but that doesn’t mean we don’t have work to do down here. And the little things we do consistently every single day lay the groundwork for massive transformation over the long haul.

Some of the stuff here is simple but so life-changing. Did you know that a third of Americans don’t get enough sleep? The recommendation is at least 7 hours and I know I play with that line frequently. I know for certain if I get less than 6 hours of sleep; my diet choices the next day are going to be terrible. What other choices will be impacted though? Will I be short with my wife or kids? Will I play more video games instead of doing the work here that I feel could be honoring to God? Ruslan makes the point that getting enough sleep is one of those habits that could have ripple effects across a whole multitude of decisions you make.

That fruit that’s talked about in Galations 5:22 doesn’t come for free. The preceding verses have a lot of verbs from what I can tell. Granted, there’s a lot of talk about unity but I wonder how many more of us would not be provoked to anger and bitterness if we actually got enough sleep? 🤔

Sometimes it’s the simple things.

By Paul Mignard

Illustrator and Sketchnoter. I prefer pizza over tacos. I like to draw things without fur much more than things with fur. When presented with two choices I pick the one that's less complicated.