I press on. Life and things we want to achieve aren't easy. Somedays it is just work...but it is for the prize we continue to press on. I didn't want to exercise Friday. I didn't want to exercise Saturday. I certainly didn't want to eat right....but the prize of feeling healthy, being flexible, having the energy to do the things I want to do are important...and I can't just "have" that. I have to work for it...by being disciplined. And oh does my youngest child self want to rebel against anything like that...but the work will pay off.
We don't have to work to earn God's love. In fact...we can't. But when I think about what He has done for us...how He loves us...how do you not respond to that love by demonstrating it to others? I know I fail constantly...I am a work in progress...but with each "workout" I get stronger and better....and it leads me on toward the goal.