I originally posted this to my Weight Watchers group, but I decided to go ahead and post it here too. After all, it is about my journey.
I have to admit, this weight loss journey has been a never-ending journey for me. Sometimes I get so mad when I don’t see the results that I want and it makes me want to give up. Why bother, right? Well, guess what? I’m not quitting. I am not a quitter. The number on the scale may not be moving downward, even though I’m steadily tracking now, and trying to be extra careful during this outage (working evenings is hard) I’m not going to give up. I’m old enough to realize now that this particular journey of my life will be an ongoing one and if it takes me more time to get to to the weight I was created to be at, then so be it. I am on a journey and I will see the destination that I going to. I am not defined by a number on the scale and it’s not going to beat me down. I am active and I’m eating better each and every day. I am proud of myself and that’s good enough for me.
Sorry for the long post. No, actually. I’m not. I needed to put this out there.
Several months ago during a time in prayer, the Lord spoke this word into my spirit. For the past few days, I have been revisiting this word and meditating on it. I feel that I should share it with everyone, because not only is He speaking it to me and asking me this question, He is speaking it to you, and asking you the same question. What will your answer be?
Forget all you know, for there is a place that I want you to go.
Will you go where I tell you to go?
For you are on a journey to the places of the deep.
Places of the unknown.
Loose all you know.
Loose your identity in Me.
There are going to be times that you will not know where you are going.
Are you willing to go?
My answer is, “Yes, Lord!”
The other day as I was contemplating my struggle with choosing the right things to eat, and eating way too much sugar, I started talking to God about it…again. Only this time when I was complaining about myself to Him again, I heard something way down deep inside of me, and I decided to really listen. My conversation kinda went like this…well…. I say kinda, because I can’t promise that I remember everything word-for-word, but I do remember the most important things that were said to me.
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it at least 100 times…”If I could figure out how to put this beauty filter from Snapchat on my face when I go out, I would do it in a heartbeat!” I can just imagine walking in the mall or somewhere with this huge phone in front of my face and only letting people see me through the lens of whatever filter I chose for the day. I have to say, I do enjoy playing with those silly filters and creating stories on Snapchat. I think it’s fun!
One day I was looking to see what new filters came out, and I heard a still small voice speak to me, “All anyone needs is My filter, the blood of Jesus.” To say that it resonated within my spirit would be an understatement. All of a sudden, Continue reading
Yesterday I went mountain biking and I made a big mistake! Now that the park is closing earlier, we were not able to park where we sometimes do at the trail head. We only had an hour to ride, so we decided to park at the bottom and take the connector trail up to the main trails that we wanted to ride.
Lately, I have been thinking about a time when I saw this flower that had been uprooted out of the ground, but yet it was still blooming. As I looked at the flower, I began wondering how it still looked alive, but yet had no way to grow and continue in life. I remember that I asked a friend in church what it could possibly mean if we looked at it in a spiritual way. I will never forget what she told me. She said, “Not everything has to have a spiritual meaning. It’s just a flower.” Continue reading
I have been noticing over the past couple of months that my husband has only been riding his single speed bike when we go mountain biking. At first, I didn’t think anything about it, but then I started wondering what the big deal was? He had bought a Gary Fisher single speed bike a couple of years ago from someone off of Craigslist and rode it off and on, but now he is riding it all the time! Continue reading