And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping. And he said to Peter, “So, could you not watch with me one hour? Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:40-41
Have you ever had a hard time feeling motivated to stay in the game?
I think we all have those moments when we find it hard to muster the energy or effort to engage with a task, lead in our families, or head to the gym for a workout. There is not a man alive who has not had moments, or long spans, where they have felt unmotivated. Often this is because we do not see the urgency. And this is true in this moment with Jesus and his men. They could simply not see what lies around the bend in the hours and minutes that followed. And because of this, they do not understand the call to obedience, diligence, and effort in these final minutes that they would spend with Jesus.
I know I have been guilty of this. But the challenge here is to stay in the game. To muster the personal motivation and urgency to see that the end is always near and to live like every moment is your last. In my life, I remind myself daily that today could be my last, so make decisions today to live life to its fullest and seize the day.
Do this today: Seize the day, and live today the very best you can.