Friday, September 7, 2018

Food for Thought Friday, September 7th

 Happy Friday!  I feel like I've been a little lax in writing here, but I am trying to be more consistent.  As some of you may know, I've been on this journey for quite some time.  To be quite honest, this is NOT my lowest weight.  Of late, I've been listening to various audiobooks relating to self improvement/discovery.  If you haven't spent some time there, it can be very revealing.  Recently, I've listened to Candace Cameron Bure's Kind is the New Classy and Rachel Hollis' Girl, Wash Your Face.  I can't say I agree with everything that's said in some of the books I have listened to in the last year, but these two hit home for different reasons.  I have recently been reminded from these books and from things people have posted on Facebook and Bible Studies that have been sent to me, etc., that I need to stop comparing myself and my journey to others and their journey.  No matter the arena, weight loss, wife, as a mom, as a caregiver, as a follower of Christ, etc., this is my journey and my relationship.  It isn't always an easy path, but there is a season or, as I've heard it said, a circle, for each time in our lives.  As clearly stated in Ecclesiastes 3 "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:" and whether I want to admit it or not, if I got everything I wanted when I thought I wanted it, I may not have been ready or appreciated it.  God truly takes us through things to help prepare us for other things in our lives.  

Everyday is a new day to be better than I was the day before.  To be honest, I truly get no where if I keep looking back at the past OR if I compare myself to others constantly.  My journey is not exactly the same as anyone else's.  I have to remember to focus and appreciate where I am in my journey and what I have accomplished.  Are you feeling the same way?  Just so you know, you are enough.  You are good enough, strong enough, Mom enough, caregiver enough, best friend enough.  Sometimes the answers we are praying and fasting for are not necessarily "no" but "not yet"...so in the meantime, I just lean a little more into the everlasting arms of the Master and appreciate where I am in my journey.  



1 comment:

  1. Since I've lost weight before and gained it all back, I struggle with comparing this time around to other times, or just beating myself up for gaining it in the first place. I like the idea of every day being a new chance to be better than the day before. All we can do is focus on one day at a time.

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