I am undisciplined.
I don’t have much will power.
I got guilt over routine things I think I should do and ways I think I should be.
Example: I read how Howard Hendricks, a wonderful godly man, would always wipe off the bathroom sink when he finished getting ready in the morning; even when he was on the road, in a hotel or at someone’s home.
I thought I should do that. But I never did.
Then one day I did. Used a wad of toilet paper on the sink and faucet right at the end of my morning routine. Took about 20 seconds. It felt good to see a clean sink when I turned the light off and left the bathroom. Was pretty satisfying. So I did it again the next day. And the next.
Today, six months later, I was in a big hurry, rushing, no time! Leaving the bathroom I glanced down at the sink. “Oooh, water.” Drops and puddles on the counter and faucet. I just had to wipe it off. “It’ll only take a second.”
It hit me: Awesome! I’ve changed!
I’m not the kind of guy to wipe down the bathroom sink every day. It’s just a habit.