DON’T GET RUSTY

Wednesday: July 15, 2020

Over the last few months, I decided to change factions in a strategy game I play every now and then. After rising to the status of a major, I switched from the confederation faction, with all their fancy state of the art equipment, in favour of the rebel faction who are well vexed in guerilla warfare using sea and land mines as well as ambushes. This has been the faction I have been doing all my campaign missions with but for some reason, I decided to return to the confederation faction and I was disappointed.

It was as though I had never belonged there for a second because I barely stood a chance, even against comparatively weaker opponents. But looking back at the weeks gone by, I realised I had dedicated time to really understand the strengths of the new faction that I had forgotten pretty much most of those of the previous faction.

Whenever we stop doing something for a period of time, the reality is simple, we get rusty. We become slower, more worried about making mistakes and clearly lose touch with what we knew or used to do. If they are words, they become harder to say and if actions, they become a whole lot harder to execute.

Beloved, there is something about repetition and consistency that makes a huge difference in many endeavours. When Joshua said this book of the law shall not depart from your lips but you shall meditate on it day and night, it meant consistent repetition because that is what the cycle of day and night is. Don’t get rusty, get back in the rhythm.

#sly

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