Don’t Leave Your Discipline Behind

For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.
— Ecclesiastes 3:1

Life comes to us in seasons. Just when we’ve been enjoying a particular period in our lives, things change. Sometimes our disciplines and routines don’t translate well into a new season.

In the past, I’ve failed to notice seasonal shifts and assumed I was slacking, or worse, on the verge of losing a hard-won habit. But when life shifts on us, we must be prepared to tinker, or downright vary how we approach our routines. 

If you’re wrestling with getting back into the swing of things, reevaluate where you are. Is it a new season? Try to determine what’s different, and make adjustments that will reestablish the discipline you’ve been building.

Life doesn’t stand still. New seasons are coming. Don’t leave your discipline behind.