Rebelutionary Wisdom for Beginning to Do Hard Things

At the end of their book Do Hard Things, Alex and Brett Harris share three profiles of young people and how they began to obey God’s call to flee from lives of self-indulgence alone to lives driven by a holy ambition. Here is some wisdom that the twins gleaned from their profiles–these insights are great for gospel-centered self-reflection and repentance (also, note how well this would work as a way to assess your current performance at your job):

  • What do you need to get honest about, and to whom do you need to be honest about it?
  • What negative patterns or actions need to end?
  • Which people can best help you get from point A to point B? Make a plan to get connected with those people (it can be as simple as scheduling a time for coffee).
  • Figure out one or two key action steps that, once taken, will make it a lot tougher for you to “chicken out and turn back.” Decide when and how you will take these steps.
  • Acknowledge that you can’t succeed without God’s help–that we rely on Him for every last thing–and make a practical plan to stick close to Him.
  • Expect success,  because as you seek to obey God by the Holy Spirit’s empowerment, He is glorified.

I thought these insights were too good to not post on. Do get a copy of Do Hard Things if you haven’t already. It’s a great read for anyone, and it’s a great graduation gift!


About davestuartjr
Dave Stuart Jr. is a full-time teacher who writes about becoming better, saner teachers at He is a follower of Jesus Christ, a husband to Crystal, and a father to Hadassah, Laura, and Marlena.

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