August 21, 2011. I posted on Twitter:
Actually I said months ago on the Rebelution forums that I was going to. You see, it was a challenge someone posted. I thought "Hey, sounds fun!"
I've been doing AWANA since 3rd grade. (Yes, I am in high school. Yes, I still do AWANA. =P) I've memorized several verses over the years, finishing a book every year save 9th grade. It didn't sound too difficult. Yeah, that's a ton of verses, but I was up to it.
I believe I even posted about it. February of last year. And how far did I get? Oh, about halfway through chapter ONE. Shameful, no? Yep, I fail.
I don't want this time to be like the last. This time I'm serious. I don't want to look back at this in a year and a half and wonder why I didn't do it. I don't want to have to ask myself why I couldn't step up and memorize some Scripture.
There's a difference this time, though. See that one word in that tweet? Nope, not "determined". I thought I was determined last time, but you see where that got me. A little bit of determination during a random spiritual high doesn't mean anything.
The word I mean is "prayerfully". See, that's the not-so-little detail that I left out last time.
I hope and PRAY. This time will be different.