By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Hanoch McCarty, Meladee McCarty
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You must choose to make some sacrifices. Any truly great endeavor demands sacrifice. Nothing of substance happens without effort. The Christian life is one of willing sacrifice and commitment. It’s no different than joining the Marines. When you join you are expected to make some serious sacrifices—a lot of them. God is asking for the same kind of commitment! So what activities would you be willing to scale back or give up in order to gain something greater, to grow in your spiritual life? Would you be willing to… …say no to some time watching TV, …say no to playing some video games, …say no to some time with friends, …say no to some time playing sports?
A Desire to Grow Have you ever thought about what life would be like if you failed to grow physically? Maybe you’ve already had a few major growth spurts, and you’re nearly six feet tall. That wouldn’t be such a terrible thing. But what if you never had any growth spurts? What if you ended up staying short like a little child? You wouldn’t want that, would you? That would be devastating. What is equally tragic is a young man who is a Christian who is not growing spiritually or whose spiritual growth has been stunted.
When we fail to pray, in our pride we’re saying that we don’t have any needs—or worse, we’re saying, “No thanks, God. I’ll take care of this. I’ve got it. ” 9. Inexperience—We don’t pray because…we don’t pray! And because we don’t pray, we don’t know how to pray…so we still don’t pray! We’re like a dog chasing after its tail, caught in a cycle that leads nowhere. 10. Laziness—This may be our chief obstacle to prayer. We simply can’t or won’t put out the effort to talk to God. Prayer is an act of the will.
A 4th Course of Chicken Soup for the Soul: 101 More Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Hanoch McCarty, Meladee McCarty