Earlier this week, I was led to a beautiful post by Glennon of Momastery about showing up exactly where we are. Doing this allows others the freedom of starting now instead of waiting until they arrive at complete success. I can’t even remember how I got there, but I was destined to read it, every word…
Frustration and the lethargy that follows it have taken over my life lately. I can’t believe my current weight loss plan, the Made to Crave study, is coming to an end and I have yet to lose a pound. I was certain I would get to the end of the six weeks with an amazing result and be a new spokesmodel for God and how turning to Him instead of food will change your life!
But thinking on the concept of helping others start now, wherever they are, has enlightened me. I’m not supposed to be finished. My job now is to share exactly where I am.
It is so easy to share my struggles of the past. The battles I won…
The hard part is letting you know the pain of today, the struggles I have not found victory over. It’s hard to share I spent the last two Saturdays in bed all day. It’s hard to share I not only didn’t lose weight over the past 6 weeks, I gained a few pounds. It’s hard to make a healthy choice today when I just want to literally lay around and eat bonbons, BUT…
One wise choice can lead to two, can lead to three, can lead to a thousand, can lead to the sweet place of utter dependence on God and lasting discipline. ~Lysa TerKeurst
This. This I believe. So I press on, just as we all must do.
Made to Crave is no longer a weight loss program for me. It is a lesson in choosing God to help me through my food issues, depression, and all the other demons I’m fighting right now.
Faith requires courage. Trusting God completely requires courage. Saying “I can” requires more courage than I can usually find.
Lysa goes on to share:
“I can is a powerful little twist for a girl feeling deprived. I can helps me walk into the dinner party of a friend and find the conversation more appealing than the buffet. I can helps me stay on the perimeter of the grocery store… I can reminds me no food will ever taste as sweet as victory does.”
I’m going after the sweet taste of victory. Although it seems far away, I refuse to give up. That is my courageous step for the day— not giving up. And showing up exactly where I am. So, there’s two steps… Go me!
If you are struggling with something today, don’t give up. Every courageous choice we make will lead us to victory…
I will be posting about my experience with the next series: Made to Crave Action Plan. Unfortunately, we won’t be having a weekly blog hop. If you would like to follow along, please join my email list below or in the sidebar. This will send my posts directly to your inbox.
In my relationship with God over the past 6 weeks, I have made great strides. This is so much more important to me than the number on my scale. However, I am excited about the Action Plan and watching that number drop some.
Next week (March 5-11), I will be participating in a 7-day health challenge with Shazzy Fitness. I reviewed their fun dance DVD and hosted a giveaway a couple of months ago. They are generously offering another DVD for me to give to one of you in the next couple of weeks, so be on the lookout for that as well.
Check out Shazzy Fitness for more information on their fitness and faith infused program or to join the challenge. I’ll be posting encouraging videos from their choreography team daily during the challenge on Twitter (@CandaceCreates). I hope you join us!