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FREESTYLE FRIDAY "BEFORE AND AFTER"

Friday, January 24, 2014




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I'm praying that this Freestyle Friday post will motivate MANY of you to keep moving forward or to get moving. I always start with a blank paper or a title. I started with a title and let God lead me the rest of the way. I was so sick when I started this journey in 2007. Before all this I thought I was MEANT to be overweight. What a lie of that enemy! I couldn't see how else I would live. I was a Child of God but didn't realize that I could lose the weight. What a mistake that was. BUT GOD! He knows just what to do and led me to SparkPeople and HISTORY is being made! emoticon I want every one of you to BE encouraged as you read today's poem. WE can do anything WITH God! He's the KEY! He Who the SON sets FREE is Free INDEED!






“BEFORE AND AFTER”
I break out in laughter…
When I think about my before and after;
Is this all a dream?
Or is it not what it seems?
Then I awake and see…
It’s a brand new me;
From the inside out…
I dance and shout;
God gave me hope…
Nope-
I didn’t think this would ever be…
Now I’m totally free;
I walk by mirrors and smile...
I’m like a little child-
Dressed in new clothes…
Or those-
With a new bike…
Shiny and bright-
Riding around…
With their feet off the ground;
I remember all the pain…
The weight gain-
For most of my life…
I was in hatred and strife-
With myself…
Who else?
Food was my comfort…
I made no effort-
To change my ways…
Many days-
I didn’t care what I weighed…
Yet I was hurt and dismayed…
By what others would say;
The jokes and puns…
Made me run-
And hide behind doors…
Sit and eat more-
Then I finally snapped…
I was slapped-
In the face by the truth…
I was being uncouth;
I was smarter than that…
Why was I fat?
Can’t blame my mother…
Or any other-
I ate…
What was on my plate;
I dined…
Double time-
Two burgers and fries…
Two pieces of pie;
Candy galore…
I ate even more;
But God led me…
To see-
This was not my lot in life…
He shined a light-
And I’ve never been the same;
I’m amazingly changed;
Motivated to excel;
I cannot fail;
Walking by faith…
With every step I take;
Before I was sick and tired;
Now I’m full of fire…
To help others go higher-
And see…
Their liberty;
Truth always sets free!
By Deborah Edwards 1/24/14

Be ignited to BELIEVE that there IS Hope!





Dream BIG because WITH God the SKY'S not even the LIMIT!
Thank all of you for your support and belief in me!
Love & Blessings!
Deb
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PURPLEPEONY 1/26/2014 10:59PM

    You are beautiful “BEFORE AND AFTER” !

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HAGIN2010 1/26/2014 10:44PM

    Deb

Great job!!!!!!

I took my thin ones off SP. I was too ashamed at my gains of weight. Perhaps you have helped get me motivated. I know though that the great motivator is God Himself. I need to seek the Great Counselor. The Holy Spirit!!!!!

Chris

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MZLADY77 1/26/2014 10:41AM

    Deb! You are inspiration to me... I love your pictures emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GLORY- 1/26/2014 12:51AM

    There are no limits with God! We can do the impossible with His power! emoticon

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MIZPAM25 1/25/2014 7:49PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Congratulations on all your success, you look beautiful! emoticon emoticon

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IAM_HIS 1/25/2014 3:14PM

    Thank you Debbie for your beautiful success story and kicking me where I needed it. You look beautiful!!

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WARRIORFIT1 1/24/2014 11:53PM

    emoticon Deb! Honey, you are beautiful! Love the poem and the photos! Love you! emoticon emoticon Karen

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ANHELIC 1/24/2014 9:49PM

    You are absolutely beautiful. I need to post your poem where I can read it regularly when I feel like turning the wrong way. I need your motivation Deb. With Ginger my Calico cat passing away in my arms yesterday, I have felt like going to my comfort food, but decided to read my Bible instead. Then your blog came along for added strength.
Blessing to you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BECKYLIZ 1/24/2014 8:32PM

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Beautiful inside and out.

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MAMAJAHMAI 1/24/2014 5:30PM

    Deb....you are so beautiful!! Seriously. Your skin is luminous and glowing, your smile is bright and infectious. Your love of God just magnifies all that striking natural beauty you already have. Your transformation is truly amazing. Wow!!!

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KADULAC 1/24/2014 3:12PM

    You have come so far. You are amazing, and such an inspiration.

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LACEYKYLE 1/24/2014 2:50PM

    I definitely want to see the new me. Great poem!!

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IGNITEME101 1/24/2014 2:31PM

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me too! It will be a few more months, but me, too!

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LOOD1962 1/24/2014 1:53PM

    Inspiring! Keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HEISTHEANSWER 1/24/2014 1:13PM

    emoticon God be praised.

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PGHP31CK 1/24/2014 12:25PM

    Awesome! Thank you for sharing your journey!

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SOOKIE 1/24/2014 12:24PM

    Beautiful transformation! Thank you for sharing your journey!

Blessings,
Sooki
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WORKNPROGRESS49 1/24/2014 11:37AM

    You look awesome!!! You are an inspiration!!!
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POXYFAIRYPLUME 1/24/2014 11:18AM

    Look at you! Way to go!!! Very encouraging and motivational post, thank you!

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