This weekend is the first weekend of BLC21! I am so excited for this challenge. The theme for the weekend challenge is Just Do It! Okay I don't think I need to day that the theme is right on point!
So part of the weekend challenge is to DO something that we have been putting off or that we thought that we couldn't do etc. So when I saw that, I knew just what I was going to tackle.
I have been putting off cleaning the tub/shower in our bathroom. I have asked the kids to do it but they just clean the bottom of the tub and then half do the rest. Actually, I think they just wave a stick at it like a magic wand and hope that it cleans itself!
I haven't cleaned it because I felt like I was too fat and out of shape to do it. I would have to get on my knees and there would be lots of scrubbing and I didn't think I could do it. I mean the last time I tried cleaning it, I got chest pains and I had trouble getting up from my knees.
Every day I would tell myself that I was going to get it done and every day I just let it slide again. I purchased a spray to pray things down and a scrub brush so there wasn't any excuse but I guess I was the excuse wizard because I could come up with all kinds of excuses to not do it.
So today my husband left to run some errands for his dad and my kids and GD left to do some shopping so I was at home alone. What a great time for me to get in the bathroom and get the tub/shower cleaned.
So I went in and got things set up. I sprayed it down and got started. At first it was going pretty easy. I didn't have to use the scrub brush. Not bad but as I got further down, closer to the tub, I needed a scrub brush and then the sweating began. My heart rate went up and I started to sweat.
I decided that I needed some music to listen to while I cleaned so I went to my room and turned on the radio. There were some great songs to help me to keep working.
Then I realized that I had just about finished the tub and there was just one spot left when this song came on...
Boy that song was right on point. I had set my positive thought for the last couple days as "The voice in your head that tells you that you can't is a LIAR"
I did it!!! I finished cleaning the tub and then....I cleaned the rest of the bathroom. I even scrubbed the floor by hand (bent over not on my knees). It took me 75 minutes but I got it done. Every time I was going to take a rest, I would go to sit down and just end up turning around and going back to get it done.
I feel great! I am so glad that this was the challenge for the weekend. I needed to see that I could do it. I CAN do it! If I can do that, then I can do anything!
I know all about telling myself or thinking that I can't do things. I have done that all my life. I have let people tell me that I couldn't do things or listened to them "pat me on the head" and tell me it was okay to give up. I worried too much about what other people were going to say or think if I did or didn't do something. Would they like me or still be my friend? I didn't take part in activities at school because none of my friends did. I wanted to fit in but the people I wanted to fit in with weren't doing anything. I didn't think that I was good enough to fit in with the people that were "going places". Those things have really affected my life negatively and I am not going to allow that to happen any more.
Oh now don't get me wrong, I will ask for advice when I need it but I will make the decision based on what I think is best. I am going to live my life and not be afraid. BE FEARLESS!! 2 Timothy 1:7 (AMP version) says - For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.
Now I can't wait to see what else I can accomplish! I refuse to let my life to just fly by me any longer! It is time to JUST DO IT!!! Oh you know what I say....DO WORK!!!