The 20 Minute Rule

Spend 20 Minutes A Day On Your Dream

Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.
1 Corinthians 9:24-27

20 Minute Minimum

I have a theory that I subscribe to at times. I call it the 20 minute rule. I believe that if we spend a minimum of 20 minutes a day focused on one particular activity we could accomplish tremendous gains in our lives. As an example, every day I sit in the cafeteria at work and read the bible for 30 minutes. This devotion to reading the Lord’s word has increased my knowledge and wisdom beyond my dreams.

What Would Happen?

I only wish I could be consistent with this practice in other areas of my life. I wonder how further my business would be if I truly worked on it every day for 20 to 30 minutes. What would happen if I pondered on loving my wife like Christ during the 20 minute ride home every day? How would the Lord expand my ministry if I worshipped and praised him every day for 20 minutes at night? It seems quite clear that the answer to all these questions would be positive.

Why? Why? Why?

Perhaps the real question is: why do we fade. Why do we start to exercise and diet and the give up? Why don’t we move beyond the business plan? Why can’t we finish our degree? Or in other words why can’t we finish the race? Does the bible provide any insight or motivation? Of course it does. We only have to look. For the next couple of weeks or months I am going to diligently search the bible for scripture that will motivate us to finish the race. I will be looking for scripture that will motivate us to continue to press towards the mark for the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. I plan to search God’s words for characters whom persevered by continuing to walk in God’s ordered steps.