Do you need a plan to stay on track?
- No, I don't need a plan to stay on track. I usually have a specific book I'm reading/studying. Right now I'm in the book of Hebrews.
- I find the plans more of a hindrance to me. I know they have a wonderful purpose, but if I miss a day, I find myself spending so much time beating myself up over it, that I loose focus on what I was doing before.
- When I did a reading plan, my plan B was to jump right in and get caught up immediately, no ifs. ands, or buts. That didn't work. I would get so frustrated I would give up and start over. That ends up with too much of one part and not enough of the rest. I also tried just pacing myself, and catching up when I could. That does not work with my perfectionistic personality. Now, I read/study at a certain part of the day, not a specific time. When I first get up and before I go to bed is all I "require" of myself. Extra time in the day is just bonus food!
- I'm definitely more of an all or nothing personality. Thankfully, my husband keeps me grounded, just as I keep him grounded. The Lord has truly blessed us in this area!