Yesterday I had one stated goal: Get some progress done on my sermon.
I did absolutely zero work on the sermon yesterday.
Sometimes finding the motivation to get stuff done is a challenge. I think a lot of it is a matter of determining whether what you’re working on is a simple task, something that needs to be checked off a list, or whether it’s a work of passion. I am much more inclined to do the later.
For instance, while I was procrastinating writing the sermon again today, I came across this movie that I’ve been waiting to see with great anticipation for a while:
And this all brought it in to clear focus for me. What does it look like to have a passion to get that amazing work of art done? What pushes you to go to such depths of effort and work? And how can I view my own work with such passion?
I mean on one level, this week’s sermon is just a sermon. It’s one of many. Chances are likely that no one will remember I preached it even two weeks from now. But on another level, this is what God has called me to do with my life. I have been tasked with speaking about the Gospel of Grace, and this week is a beautiful and glorious opportunity to do just that. On one level it’s just a sermon, but it’s actually much more than that.
What of your work do you need to bring a sense of passion to? How do you find the push to get that work done?