A few months I noticed that one of my friends was always wearing a strange device on his wrist. I was curious about the interesting non-fashionable item that adorned him in a manner that was not congruent with his usual high fashion sense. So I asked as politely and directly and I could,
"What is that thing!?"
His response was one word, one that really made absolutely zero sense and confounded more than enlightened - "UP!" And he walked away…..
So I turned to my other less sensitive friend for answers - Google. Google whirled and responded with a device that tracks all kinds of stuff for you. Up is apparently a personal Big Brother for your habits and exercise and life skills. I was intrigued. So after a little research I purchased a competing product and placed the equally unflattering device on my wrist. Holy cow - I sleep a whole lot less than I ever thought I did! I eat a ton of food and I am somewhat less than sedentary, I think a slug is significantly more athletic than I thought I was…. And I discovered something that did not make my day - I was classified as obese….. This can be defined as grossly overweight or simply put FAT!
So I started to focus my energies on this ever increasing spare tire I had been carrying for the better part of two decades and started paying attention to the little device on my wrist. I walk with it - run with it - officiate with it - sleep with and occasionally even charge it…. And this created a mountain of data. From that data I started making changes. I work on my sleep more than I used to. I have cut my food intake to accommodate for weight loss. I have changed my activity to be active for at least 30 minutes a day…. and the results are staggering. In less than 60 days my whole wardrobe is needing a makeover. I just bought pants that were four inches smaller in the waist than I wore on June 1st!
So then I start thinking about my spiritual life. Do I need a little personal Big Brother to evaluate where I am with God? What would it tell me? Am I where I should be? Could I do better? What would be so different in 30, 60 or 90 days if I changed my focus? I don't know but I'm gonna find out, wanna join me?
Here is a funny video from the author I quoted up front - enjoy :)
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