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The Waiting Game

Saturday, March 09, 2013

We wait and wait and wait. We wait in traffic. We wait in lines at the supermarket, lines for amusement park rides, and lines at the airport. With anticipation, we wait for the warm spring weather after the snowy, cold winter months. We wait prayerfully for the arrival of the birth of a newest family member and the blessings it holds. We hold our breath as the clock ticks down to 0:00 in the championship game to see if our favorite is the victor. We wait and wait and wait.

So, I ponder. If we wait on so many things, why have most of us waited so long to realize how important healthy choices are for us. Looking back I view my wait as being selfish. Lack of exercise and poor food choices left me tired and attributed to illnesses. This stole time from my family, from my work, from me and from my ability to serve my Lord. It sickens me know that I was the one which allowed this to happen. Thankfully, I've realized the consequences of my unhealthy choices and have chosen to make changes, better choices.

I still wait in traffic and in lines. I very much look forward to the newness that comes with spring time and memories yet to be made with family and who doesn't enjoy a close championship game. But I no longer am waiting on becoming a more healthy me. I will not allow selfishness to steal a single moment away from my life. This waiting game is over!!!
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