Day 18: The Real ME and Feeling Fine...ish
Friday, June 28, 2013
I get up in the morning and feel one of two ways: Motivated to eat healthy and eager to workout to Beach Bodies or Thinking about unhealthy foods and dreading the daily exercise routine.
I am sure this is a normal way to greet the day. We all have those days where we just don't FEEL like doing anything productive. I know that I have days where I just want to relax and take a day off from everything and everyone. Perhaps this is not that bad of an idea every ONCE in a LONG while. There are times when the stress of our daily schedule and lives can really drain us of the energy needed to make it through. But, if this happens often, I believe it is time to reconsider what we have chosen to do. We were not meant to dread our day, but to welcome it with the love of Christ.
In those days that I feel less than motivated, I act as though I am fine. You know, smile and say nothing's wrong. The feeling of fine..ish. But there is a dark side to that as well. You smile and also say nothing is right. How can that be?
Everyday my eyes open, I am blessed. Everyday I can get out of my bed I have an opportunity to shine for God, to share His love and goodness, to live out God's purpose for my life. Wow! The possibilities are mind boggling! I was meant to shine the love of Jesus to everyone so that they can meet and know God. I am the living expression of God and sometimes I might be the only example of Jesus' love people meet. That thought blows me away! How can I just feel fine...ish? I can't and I shan't!
Switchfoot has a song called Meant to Live. I love this song because it reminds me of my destiny. "We were meant to live for so much more. Have we lost ourselves? Somewhere we live inside." I found that I was living somewhere inside. I have decided to let myself out. It is time for Donna to fly. No. To soar! "I, who hope in the Lord, will renew my strength. I will soar on wings of an eagle. I will run and not grow weary. I will walk and not faint!" Isaiah 40:31 That is excellent news!