Fighting the Resistance.


It’s Monday. Usually I love Mondays. But not this Monday. I have much of work to do, but I don’t have the focus or the drive to get started.

I’m sure you’ve been there too, maybe you’re there today.

Yesterday I spoke twice. I came home exhausted and tired. I feel the pace of the last four months catching up to me. I need rest. I need time to process and think. But we have no time. We have no rest. At least not this week.

We have work to do. A project to launch. An opportunity to seize.

I leave tomorrow for 6 days of travel, and we launch the Legacy Project.

So this morning, instead of writing, I read Steven Pressfield’s book “Do The Work.” I knew resistance was calling my name. I need to fight it, I can’t let it drag me down.

We’ve come too far to stop now. God has been too gracious. Momentum is spinning.

Steven defines resistance as this:

Resistance is a repelling force. It’s negative. It’s aim is to shove us away and distract us, prevent us from doing our work.

I’m convinced that all great work is done by people who refuse to give up or quit. This week my mind and body wants me to stop. But the work must be done, so I will fight the resistance and pray for God’s strength and do the work that I’m called to do.

What resistance are you fighting? How will you overcome it?

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I’m the Founder/CEO of Help One Now. I live in downtown Raleigh with my family. I’m a justice advocate, who loves empowering leaders (and tribes) to launch movements for doing good.

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