Friday, April 05, 2013
Since I have committed to blog at least 3 days a week, I have been thinking about what I might write about. I didn't want to write the same old stuff. Then I started thinking about life and all the things that people go through and what everyone has in common in their life journeys so here goes...
In a marriage you have to make a commitment to do everything you can to make the relationship work. You have to trust that your spouse will be committed to you as well. You need to spend quality time with your spouse in order to build your relationship. Some ways to do this is by making sure you never stop dating and by sharing some common interests that you enjoy doing together. You need to have discipline in a marriage in order to stay true to your spouse and not stray from your life journey with this special person. You need to be able to forgive when they have an off day and do something to hurt you. You need to have self-control so you don't stray from your spouse. Marriage is not a relationship to be taken lightly and it takes a lot of hard work.
To be a child of God you have to have be committed to be the christian that God calls you to be (Psalm 37:5-6) You have to trust Gods Word and trust that He is who He says He is. It is also important that you trust that His plans for you are real and that they are in your best interest. (Psalm 37:3-4) You need to spend quality time with God by spending time in prayer and reading His Word (2 Timothy 3:16-17) You need have self-discipline to follow the commandments He has given to each of us (Exodus 20:1-17) You have to have forgiveness in your heart so you can forgive others when they wrong us Just as God calls us to do. (Ephesians 4:32) You need to have self-control to follow God's lead and not stray as a christian (Galatians 5:22-24)
To be a good parent you need to be committed to the job of raising well rounded young adults that want to make a positive influence in the world. You need to trust that you are doing the best job you can. You also need to trust that when your child is old enough they will make the best decisions they can based on what you have taught them. You need to spend quality time with your kids to teach them the values that are important to you and explain why. You need to teach them right from wrong and build a strong relationship with them. You need to have discipline in your own life to be the best example you can be for your children and to discipline them to teach them obedience. You need to forgive your child when they willfully disobey you or hurt you whether unintentionally or on purpose. You need to have self-control to be a parent that disciplines in a controlled manner and to set a good example for your children. If you demonstrate self-control you are also teaching that to your children so that it will be easier for them to have as they grow up. Parenting is not an easy job to have but it is definitely a very rewarding job.
Finally one of the reasons I am on SparkPeople is to be healthy. As I was thinking about this blog today I was thinking how my health journey is so much like all the other areas of my life. You have to have be committed to eating and exercising to be the healthiest person you can be. You need to trust that you are making the best decisions for your health that you can from all the info available to you. You have to set aside quality time for yourself so that you can plan ahead for your meals, you can make healthy food choices, you can set aside time to exercise even if it is in small 10 minute segments of your day, and focus on the positive things in your life to keep a healthy mindset. You need to have discipline to make good choices in foods and exercise and to not over indulge too much whether in food or activity. You need to have forgiveness for yourself when you do make a mistake and get yourself back on track as quickly as you can. You need to practice self-control in order to make the best choices for you that you can and not to give in to eating things offered to you or that you crave just because of outside influences like you get from tv or when at a social event.
Well these were my thoughts today. I know they may not line up with everyone but I feel like things somehow clicked with me today. Many people say all things in moderation. I feel you need to have all of these aspects in each of the areas I have listed so that you can have balance in each of them. I know that all people cannot have all foods due to allergies so they cannot have all things in moderation. I also know that some people have to avoid some foods because they are too much of a weakness for them. (Kind of like chips – you can never eat just one :) We all need to do the best we can for ourselves so that we can be as healthy as possible and help others every chance we get. We are all on some kind of journey and we can each use what we are learning on SparkPeople to help us in every journey we are on. One of my prayers is that each of you have God in your life so that He can help you in your journey because I know that I could NOT do this journey without Him in my corner. Good luck and best wishes for you in your journey.