God has taken me on quite a journey these past 6 months in the area of my health and fitness. It all started with me getting back on the wagon, AGAIN I might add, to try to get the 20 pounds off I've been trying to rid myself of for the past 18 years. I began by pulling out my journal and writing down my goals, eating plan, and over all strategy to get the job done. I imagined myself toned and lean all over and looking fabulous for my 44 year old self. Along with my vivid imagination was a hope that somehow THIS TIME would be different and the weight would fall off for good. I wanted a miracle.
So, I began....out of nowhere God entered the journey and BOOM! things began to change. When He came on the scene and began to deal with me about some habits I had and lies I'd been believing about myself...the journey became about obeying Him, not about losing weight. So here I am 6 months later, 20 pounds lighter and living in the truth about myself and a different outlook on my health. I got that miracle....He was the miracle.
So yesterday I struggled all day with my attitude. I had no good reason to be grumpy and impatient and irritable, but found myself battling it all day long. After dinner I ran out to get some kleenex for my sweet man who has a cold...I found myself wanting some ice cream. Badly. I thought " I'll get me a Dove Icecream bar....I deserve it...that'll make me feel better...yeah...a Dove bar...yum!"
Now I want you to know that eating a Dove bar is not sinful...you might just find me eating one sometime soon! But when we go to those things looking for comfort, peace, rest and happiness...they simply will not satisfy us like He will. He wants us coming to Him to fill those places...not looking for what we need in something as shallow as ice cream.
So what are you turning to today instead of responding to His call to "Come to Me"? No matter what it is...He is so much better.