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SEALs Make Time.

November 25th, 2016

I’ve been reading a book by a couple Navy SEALS about leadership and business. It applies not only to leaders, but to everyone who wants to get things done.

One of the SEALs said that the best SEALs were those who were the most disciplined. He said it was usually the older, more experienced SEALs who got the most accomplished—they had the neatest weapons, the best uniforms and knew their mission the best. In a SEAL schedule, they leave you NO room to do all the extra stuff, so you have to make the time.

The book covered an entire section on discipline. Coming in from a fierce battle, covered in sweat, exhausted from fatigue and no sleep—these guys still had to fill out paperwork. Then, they’d set THREE alarms—one electric, one battery, and one wind-up—so there were NO excuses for sleeping in the next morning. Wow! I like that. He said that a disciplined SEAL gets up on the FIRST alarm.

The human body is capable of a LOT more than we think it is. SEALs show us that almost every day. They push their body and mind to its limit, and then keep on pushing.

Spiritual warfare deserves every bit as much dedication and drive. Did you read your Bible last week? At all?

Your schedule is what you make it. And it’s not all about getting less sleep. That might be part of it, but it’s not all of it. Your schedule is yours to control. Don’t waste God’s time that He’s given you. Use it for eternity. If SEALs can make time for whatever THEY want to do, WE should be able to make time for God, right?

Love God, love others, and do right.

–Bro. Ryan

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