Last Wednesday, a friend in my weekly sharing group challenged me to study harder in the next week. On Saturday, I heard the same message again, this time from Dad, and others.
I am humbled to admit how much I appreciate what I studied this week, and that it wasn't my own idea.
I supposed it's still my immaturity, but I can't make sense of how adding a discipline makes the rest of my time better, not harder.
For me, the lesson isn't about the importance of study, it's about the importance of humble accountability. I know I can't take credit for the things that a few men encourage me to do week after week. I'm a better man for that hour spent.
If you don't have a group like this, seek one out. If you'd like, I'd be happy to talk to you about mine.