Motivation... Take 2
Friday, December 30, 2011
So in my last blog that I wrote many moons ago, I said I was happy with myself, happy with the choices I was making, and didn’t really feel motivated to try much harder. I’m still quite happy with myself, but I have not been making the healthiest choices lately… I haven’t exercised regularly since Thanksgiving and I don’t think I said “no” to any Christmas goodie that was available. I don’t feel really bad about that because I know that a New Year brings new possibilities. I have gained a couple or so pounds, but nothing too distressing for me. But I can’t feel really satisfied with myself knowing I’m not putting forth any effort at all.
I have, since my last blog, found something to motivate me. I want to lose weight because I work with people who also want to lose weight, but they don’t seem to have any idea how to do it. I know a lot about losing weight, thanks to SP, and I feel I have a lot of information that could help them. I have made suggestions, such as “You really shouldn’t drink so much Coke. Why not try Coke Zero?” But all my advice seems to go in one ear and out the other. I do realize that it’s easy for me to give advice about not drinking Coke because I don’t like Coke, or any other carbonated beverage, at all. However, I also think that my advice would hold more weight (no pun intended) if they could see results in me.
As I write this, I can’t help noticing a parallel in my spiritual life. The people I work with also want peace, love, and freedom. Whether they ever say so out loud or even realize they want and need these things in their lives, they do. And I know how they can get them through Jesus Christ. I can tell them all about it, but will it mean anything to them if they don’t see the results of a relationship with Jesus in my own life? It’s easy to tell when someone has lost weight, and that makes you want to ask them how they did it. It should be as easy to tell when someone has been with Jesus, and that should make people ask about it. I want people to notice a difference in me, to see something in my life that they want in their life. The difference is Jesus.