Wow!! It's been a LONG time since I've peeked in around here.
There's a reason for that.
I have this thing about authenticity. I don't ever want to portray something on this blog (or my personal one, for that matter) that isn't a true representation of me.
I found myself, for whatever reason, longing to lose weight... accepting every "challenge" known to man, but never really CHANGING anything. Sure, I'd lose a few pounds here and there, but ultimately end up gaining them all back (and then some!), and giving up.
Well, a lot has been taking place in my life over the last few months, and I now find myself in a season of peace, healing, and restoration. What better time to GET healthy and STAY that way?
So, I'm back. Not just back, but REALLY back. You know how I know??? Because there's more than just the desire to lose now, there's MOTIVATION and DETERMINATION.
I CAN DO THIS. I WILL DO THIS. I AM DOING THIS!!!
I started a new program (advised by my brother, the nutrition geek!) on January 1, and I am already DOWN 7 pounds!!!
There's nothing like a little success to further motivate, right??
But I'm not just bragging on myself, here. I am bragging on the God who loves me. He loves me enough to let me get to a place where I have to realize that I can no longer do things on my own. Nor was I ever meant to. He loves me enough to let me fall flat on my face and wallow around in the muck and mire of my own self pity until I have had enough! And then, when I cry out for mercy, He loves me enough to extend His hand, lift me up, and set my feet upon His firm foundation.
I keep going back to Beth Moore's "Believing God".
- God is who He says He is.
- God will do what He says He will do.
- I am who God says I am.
- I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.
- His word is ALIVE and ACTIVE in me!
- I'm BELIEVING GOD!!
What am I believing God for? Well, definitely for strength and healing, coming out of a tough time, but also for MIGHTY MIRACLES. You see, He' s not done with me yet. He hasn't given up on me and never will.
For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. ~ Ephesians 2:10For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, "Fear not, I am the one who helps you". ~ Isaiah 41:13
I am believing that He's got me. That nothing happens that is outside of his control. That I am his. That He loves me. That he has created me for His glory, and wants me to shine for Him. He has things for me to do... things for which I need to be healthy... mind, BODY, and soul.
So, enough with the excuses.
Here I am, Lord! Let's do this!!