What God initiates...
Sunday, January 12, 2014
The other day, I was reading in "Experiencing God" and something they said just clicked for me. It was:
"What God initiates, He always completes."
This is the note I wrote in my study in response to this thought:
"This means if He initiated this weight loss journey for me, He will be faithful to complete it. I need to adjust my life to this by changing my eating habits and priorities for my schedule."
Because if I'm perfectly honest, one of the primary reasons I don't workout or don't eat right is because I haven't made it a priority--other things have taken that spot and it gets pushed to the side.
Today, I tried to make it more of a priority. I didn't sleep well last night. Oh, I was exhausted when I went to bed, but I couldn't stay asleep for some reason. So when my alarm went off at 7 to let me know that I needed to get up and out the door to water aerobics, I had an immense argument with it. In my head, of course, because arguing out loud with an inanimate object would just be weird. ;)
The one driving thought I had was that I had told several people the day before that I would be going to water aerobics. And this particular class was supposed to be a new EXPERIENCE (one of my words to focus on this year) because it was a water dance class.
Well, I got to the pool, and there was a sign saying that the instructor for the day was going to be someone other than the person who had originally been scheduled. Turns out the gal who was supposed to lead that morning had woken up incredibly sick and couldn't lead us. So they are postponing the class until next week (at least that's the plan for now).
While I was disappointed and felt like getting out of the pool to go home and sleep again, I decided to go ahead and continue with the class. I was already in the water and wet, so why not?
And it was fun--just like I knew it would be. And it was a good workout. Again, just like I knew it would be. And yes, I'm glad I went.
But I know that it wouldn't have been at all possible if God had not given me the encouragement I needed by knowing I would be held accountable to others (even if they never asked me if I had gone).
While this was the first time I've worked out in a week, I'm not kicking myself right now. It's a process...everything begins with doing something at least once. I can't explain it, but there is a certainty that God has given me about this time around that wasn't there before. I'm excited to see what is in store. Not just the potential for weight loss, but the things that I will learn along the way and how I will be grown.