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The Honeymoon's Over

Monday, July 22, 2013

I married into the idea of taking full responsibility for the control of my life. It was an agreement with God. He created me with free will. I had a choice. Anything that said different was a lie. A-N-Y-T-H-I-N-G !

The focus of this union was clearly not my weight. If it had been, failure would still rule. But failure is quite simply no longer an option. My successes may be non-scale, but they are systematically equipping me with the ability to achieve even that incidental victory in due time.

My attention was initially focused on the helpless, passive part of me engaging life without a sword. Every goal requires an Enforcer and I desperately needed empowerment. And some mental fencing skills.

I began to survey the tools that would create the life I wanted.

Passivity could be vanquished with action. I saddled up and rode my bike as if my life depended on it. (And maybe it did) It was a glorious beginning filled with excitement, exploration and enjoyment. Wedded bliss! The bedrock of a healthy relationship was formed. This single act set in motion a lifetime of triumphs. I'm sure those of you who followed me would agree. It was all good.

Basically, I learned to man the controls. The deep satisfaction of "making things happen" continues to wash over me. Confidence embraced me and remains my forever friend.

Those first years introduced me to my passion. I found my FIGHT.

And that concluded the honeymoon period.

These days are revealing the deeper significance of "married life". Anything of value is worth fighting for and perils will come. Unless a husband and wife learn to guard their unity and destroy the foes that threaten them, their marriage will be in jeopardy. The same goes for our journey to health. And we have much at our disposal to wage the warfare.

Whatever towers between you and your goal is hoping you'll fold-up and cave-in under its intimidation.

Like me, I hope you learn to get out of the backseat of life and take the wheel. I hope you run with the eye of the tiger to the roaring thoughts that dare to usurp your authority. I hope you find your sword and brandish the blade.
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MYHANDS4GOD 7/28/2013 2:06PM

    Great advice and info. I am very encouraged by it.

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VISUALLYRICS 7/26/2013 11:03PM

    . . . . : : : :running with the eye of the tiger emoticon

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MILLIE-MILOU 7/25/2013 3:30AM

    Great blog. You write really well.

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JUNIAATROME 7/25/2013 1:05AM

    Yes, that's the attitude!

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RASPBERRY56 7/24/2013 4:26AM

    emoticon for sharing!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/24/2013 1:28AM

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What an AWESOME blog!!! Again, thank you!!!
Blessings and hugs,

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FATHINSN 7/23/2013 5:14PM

    I like this concept, honeymoon and married relationship.
Good luck!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 7/23/2013 9:53AM

    Good to see you this morning. Good blog and good reminder. emoticon emoticon

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CAKAROO 7/23/2013 5:45AM


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ALEXSGIRL1 7/22/2013 7:52PM

    love this blog . I am taking the wheel and spinning toward my goal with fun and laughter and rest along the way . emoticon

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LINWASH23 7/22/2013 5:19PM

    You are so right, Neptune 1939. JoyatLast, I love reading Proverbs and I combine Psalms to read both books in a months. It is time I do this again. Thanks for your blog and Neptune 1939 to get me on my way. emoticon

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NEPTUNE1939 7/22/2013 3:16PM

    The wisdom of Solomon still holds true today. His advice for living in the "The Book of Proverbs" apply to whatever a person is doing. There are only 31 short chapters - read only one a day - digest the words & at the end of the 31-days repeat the process for as many times as you care to. Great blog, Earl emoticon

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