Well, it’s Friday, and I am feeling considerably uninspired today. It’s a day of earthquakes, tsunamis and historic devastation, and I’m still lacking the motivation to write a simple blog. Pathetic, right? I suppose we all feel this way at one time or another. On any given day, we face assignments or responsibilities that reveal themselves to be mismatched with our motivation. The task that lies before us fails to stimulate the drive necessary to accomplish it, and we view this as excuse enough to push the burden aside. The reality of being a responsible adult, however, is that we don’t get to play hooky from our responsibilities. This principle certainly holds true in the spiritual arena. The Apostle Peter wrote, “As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do” (1 Peter 1:14, 15 – NLT). In essence, he was saying, “Because you know better, be better.” A popular commercial slogan boils it down to a single brutal charge - Just Do It! The message is clear: push through; get the job done; no excuses. So here I am, writing in spite of myself, because it’s what I’m supposed to do. And I can’t help but wonder how different the world would be if we all did more of what we were supposed to do and not quite so much of what we felt like doing. It’s something to think about.