Some days I wonder if I have done enough to improve my lifestyle! but then I have to remind myself that it takes 40 days to develop a new habit and get rid of an old habit, it’s only been 23 days. 23 days without having a Cola, 23 days of not eating past dinner. Those are 2 really big habits to change(at least for me they are) and yet I still feel like I am not doing enough, mostly because I am not seeing any results like weight loss, but then I have to remind myself why I started this in the first place. This is not about weight loss even though I need to lose weight, it’s about learning to discipline myself to say no to the bad and say yes to the good. It’s about learning to love Jesus more than I love the cola or the snack food and developing the fruit of the spirit called “self control”. I am learning that this life is a journey not a destination, it’s one step every day toward what God wants for me, and yes sometimes I fail and take 2 steps back but the key is getting back up again and step forward again. These are not the only area’s God is working on in me, here are a few other changes God has helped me implement in my life this year alone;
- I take time every day to spend time in God’s word and pray for His spirit to guide me in my day. ( I did do this before but it was very sporadic)
- I have a mentor who is helping me & keeping me accountable with learning the spiritual disciplines, like journaling, deeper study, deeper prayer. This has been life changing in my life and when I am done with my mentorship, I will be a mentor to someone else.
Every day I am being challenged to be better, to strive harder and to totally let God have control in my life. Not just pay lip service to change but to follow through. Change is not natural and often I resist, but I am learning to trust the One who made me to know what is best for me. But don’t you wish that sometimes everything could happen with just a snap of the fingers? Where is that jeanie when you need her? To bad she doesn’t exsist! I have decided that after my 40 days I will make a new list of things to do to “live well”, until then though I need to just focus on honoring God with the decision’s I’ve made so far. So often I rush ahead of God and then I end up failing because it’s too much to change at once(has that ever happened to you?). Then I become frustrated with myself and just give up with any change altogether. Here’s a thought, maybe I will reward myself after the 40 days are up and go to the spa for a day. Anyone else want to come with me? Thanks for stopping by!To read more people’s Journey to living well please visit Darlene @ Live Well Wednesdays!