You wake up and see that streak count at one yet again. How does that make you feel? Have you let God, yourself, or others down? It doesn’t matter if it’s the Bible, workout, food log, or other apps that give a streak count. The truth is that we can feel defeated when we have to start over once again at one. We all have found ourselves dealing with the struggles of not doing or being enough. The tendencies of giving up and just forgetting about trying any more and starting again have crossed our minds and hearts at some point.
I’m here to remind you what matters when the streak starts over. It’s about not giving up on making yourself better for the mind, body, or spirit. It’s important to focus on why we are doing something in the first place. When you evaluate your daily progress or look back at your start, see if you have made forward motion. Are you in a better place than your very first day when you decided to make some changes?
I’ve completed three hundred and twenty-seven plans on the Bible app since 10/12/2014. My best streak was five hundred and eleven days. My most recent streak before another start over was two hundred and ten days. Even if my streak has started over numerous times, I can say my life is intertwined with God. I’m better for making the commitments and feeling the blows of many restarts. I always have room for improvement, yet I trust God more than I ever have in my life.
What was I doing on the day I forgot to open the app? I actually missed the streak by one minute. I was blessed to watch two Christian movies in a row with some of my family. That day I had focused on God and shared about Him throughout the day. What matters is that I thought of Him throughout my day and all my other days. He’s the reason I have strength and ability. I don’t go a day without Him being in my day in some way or another!
“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever” (Psalms 73:26 NIV).
“You armed me with strength for battle; you humbled my adversaries before me” (Psalms 18:39 NIV).
“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need” (Hebrews 4:16 NIV).
Remember that He is your strength. His grace provides love and acceptance no matter where we are in the journey or how He finds us. He has a limitless amounts to share with us for eternity. Where is your strength? Are you more concerned about streaks or strength?