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Wednesday, July 04, 2012

For months I've been telling myself I need to get back on track!
Not just with weight loss.
Not just with regaining health.
Not just with simplifying my life.
Not just with finding the right schedule for me.
Not just with regular study habits.
Not just with daily routines.
Not just with building my business.

It's like my brain is all scrambled, my heart is all mush, my body is all thumbs!
Nothing seems to be going as planned, as hoped for, as expected, as it should!
I do things that used to help motivate me but it's not working like it used to.
I tell myself positive affirmations but don't really believe them - so they do nothing.
I keep saying, tomorrow will be better... then it's not!

Everyone that knows me knows how much stress I've been under lately.
Times were tough prior to my son's bad accident; but they got a lot tougher after that!
We hoped for better times as tax refunds came in and helped us out with those past due bills that were piling up.
We hoped for better times when we got my sister and niece moved back down to Texas after living with us for 8 years.
We hoped for better times in reducing clutter and excess by selling or giving away things we no longer needed.
But, over the last weekend I realized something we weren't doing as much or at all perhaps.
We weren't always praying for Jehovah to help us in these matters.
Not that we weren't praying at all - just that we weren't doing it enough AND for some things we weren't doing it at all because we didn't think they were important enough.
Coming from someone who prays for and about many things several times during any given day this is a huge discovery!
How could I not be praying enough?
At first I did not understand this, nor how this information affected me personally.
But as I meditated on this; as I dug deeper; as I reviewed all my notes on this; suddenly it hit me like a huge wave of icy cold water on a blistering hot summer's day!
Everything, ANYTHING, that is a part of our life, that has ANY affect on us in any way IS IMPORTANT TO JEHOVAH GOD, especially if it is having any negative affect on the things we do to serve him!!!

NOW, I will pray about my weight loss.
NOW, I will pray about regaining my health.
NOW, I will pray about simplifying my life.
NOW, I will pray about finding the right schedule for me.
NOW, I will pray about redeveloping regular study habits.
NOW, I will pray about finding and sticking with my daily routines.
NOW, I will pray about building my business.

Our relationship with our Creator is a vital part of being a human being and the most direct way to communicate with our Creator is through PRAYER!
Maybe there are some here that don't believe that - each one is entitled to his/her own opinion but this is what I believe down into the deepest depths of my whole heart, soul and mind.

That makes this vitally important to me and coming to this new depth of understanding or realization or whatever you want to call it IS where I'm going to find the motivation, the strength, the courage, or whatever it is that I need, that my loved ones need, in order to accomplish our goals!
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    Glad to see you are getting back on track again - keep in mind that the road to health is never a straight one - it has many bumps, twists, turns, detours and even a few road blocks along the way. We are never going to be perfect as human beings so it's futile to try - accept the ups and downs of life, forgive yourself for being human and love the fact that you are giving it another go! That's the most important part because all we have is TODAY - yesterday is gone and we can't do anything to change it - tomorrow never arrives because it's just a dream. TODAY is the important thing and I believe our challenges are given to us as a gift to help us grow and become stronger. You're on the right path!
    2077 days ago
    We all need to heed your lesson about praying and relying on Jehovah God for everything - even our smallest things. Thanks for the warm reminder!
    2080 days ago
    Andee, I know exactly what you mean! I have made it a point to always ask for Jehovah's help in everything I do. The last WT that we studied as a congregation has really shown how much we need to really rely on our Great God. I haven't been to the DC yet, but many are saying that there is so much to do with our heart. (no spoilers please).

    I hope you have many successes with your new way of doing things! emoticon
    2080 days ago
    2081 days ago
    And don't you be hard on yourself ok? ....... HE always loves you and is there ..... You have had a ton on your plate ..... Stress is a big weight and hopefully you have sorted thru a lot of it and things will just fall into place ......... With you ....... 2B/ jan
    2081 days ago
    Honey you've gone through alot; we all have. And it's true; sometimes the answer is staring us in the face. Prayer. How simple could that be. I need to adopt it as well. Thank you, Andee. HUGS and don't let this be your last blog for 2012! lol. emoticon
    2081 days ago
    Great blog! Best of luck!
    2081 days ago
    Andee that is wonderful. It means so much more when it comes from our depth and not someone else telling us what to do.
    I am sure Jehovah will bless you for that insight.

    I am pulling for you,
    Sandy emoticon
    2081 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/4/2012 5:27:19 PM
    You're right! God truly cares about EVERYTHING!!!
    2081 days ago
    It's true. Your analysis is accurate. Jehovah IS interested in every detail. We certainly can't successfully navigate through this miserable system of things on our own steam either. May Jehovah hold you close. emoticon
    2081 days ago
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