Scripture Memory Failure

That sounds harsh, doesn’t it?

I don’t think I’m a failure because I haven’t finished memorizing 1 Peter 1. I think I’ve failed because I haven’t made any efforts to memorize it in over a month. (Actually, since right after I got myself caught up before.) I went to a conference. My kids got sick. I got sick. My kids got sick again.

Life got in the way, and I got out of the habit. Why is it so hard to continue with good habits that are established with great effort, and so easy to slip back into bad habits that you think you’ve managed to break?

Hmmm, that reminds me of a passage by Paul.

No matter. I’m way behind, but I’m going to start again. I won’t finish according to schedule (which would be, if I’m calculating correctly, this week), but I can still work on it.

I don’t want to just let the rest of the chapter slide. I want to learn it all.