When Tweaks Aren't Enough

Change can happen one of two ways. You can do a little at a time, tweaking as you go. This seems to intuitively make sense as we tend to improve with additional practice.

Take tennis as an example. Your serve, ability to hit an overhead and improve your footwork only gets better with practice.

We tend to apply this stead-as-she-goes model to other things as well and for the most part, it works. The only problem, not surprisingly is that this tends to hiccup every so often. Ask anyone to lifts weights at the gym. You simply get bored and need to change things up.

Bible reading is another example of this. Sure, I try to read my Bible every day and recently found myself recently working through the Psalms. "One a day" was my simple format and this was working.

Until it stopped working.

I hit Psalm 20-29 and basically ran out of gas. My mind reacted as if to say, "Bad Bible reader!". I tried for a few more days to regain my reading mojo but to no avail.  I decided to go with the YouVersion instead and work through one of their Life Application studies.  Not a tweak- a total change of tire.

Tweaks are like that- they only get you so far. There comes a point when you have to dramatically change your routine. Or your organization. Or your lifestyle.

What are you trying to tweak in your own life (think, faith and work) that just isn't producing the results you'd like?