Faithful- The title of this post says a lot about me. The last 3 years have been a slow procession in all three of these things. At times I have felt on top of the looking back and making great strides of letting go but then when it came time to move forward it’s as if I had feet made of lead that stopped me in my tracks. This is frustrating to say the least and it’s that whole 2 steps forward and 3 steps back that gets me every time. God in His graciousness and love gave me the key to get off this hamster wheel of frustration. You want to know where I found it? It’s that thing right in the middle ….. Letting Go!
I’ve learned that looking back really does nothing but fuel the embers of my broken heart, feelings of frustration and con jours up all the what if’s to the point it makes me dizzy with anxiety!
Moving forward is impossible if all I am doing is looking back. I must let go! Letting go sounds simple enough until you realize that you love to be in control. Who doesn’t like to be in control? The truth is though that the more I try to strive to be in control of every thing that I only end up making the situation far worse than it is.
I’m learning that I am not in control but He is in perfect control of every thing that concerns me. Psalm 138:8 ( The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord, endure forever–forsake not the works of Your own hands) has been a verse that sustains me when I don’t have the answers or simply don’t know what to do.
The key to my frustrating problems has always been there but it was only when I stopped trying to control my world, be quiet before Him and let it go that I realize He’s got this!
Foodie – While we are talking about looking back I was looking back over some old posts the other night and came to a startling conclusion….. I have made, experimented with various food diets and yes eaten some really disgusting things! Laughing at myself was an understatement and allowed me to see exactly just how much I’ve tried to control every thing including my food!
There was the time in my life that I decided I would be vegan for no other reason than because everybody else was doing it. This phase led to many recipes that should be dropped off the face of the earth!
I wanted to share some of these “delectable” dishes with you…….
I’m not dogging vegans. I actually admire you and would really love to adapt to a 100% plant-based diet in the future but for me I’ve found that restricting any certain food group from my diet only leads to disaster! In fact the more I’ve let go of the control of food and exercise I’ve found myself enjoying life a little more.
I enjoy all types of food and after about a year and half of experimenting with all kinds of exercise programs that have promised to give me muscles of steel I’ve decided that weight loss and weight management does not have to be hard or expensive. It only will work at it’s best and give the results you are looking for if you are enjoying and having fun with what you do!
My motto has always been move it more and everything in moderation! I get bored with doing the same thing over and over so variety is the spice of life for me!
I even have been back to my first love…. running!
What is your spice?
Fashionista – It’s Fall y’all! The only fashion tip or insight I can give you today is…… Boots! Need I say more?
Happy Thursday! :)