Confession: Must Reach For The Prize Set Before Me
Sunday, January 07, 2018
Trouble comes in all sizes and at the most unexpected times. I have been challenged for as long as I can remember with all kinds of challenges. Physical, emotional, family, marital, sibling, ministerial are some that have taken residence at my door step. Notwithstanding the challenges, I look back over my life and realize that God has shown me unmerited favor over my life. Because of that I am still standing. Bent but not broken! Haven't been able to return to my usual exercise routine because I have been cautioned not to by my doctors. Frustrated doesn't seem to be a strong enough word to express how I really feel. Today I read a blog about someone over scheduling her tasks. My question to her was, did she forget the importance of me time. After saying that, I asked myself this question: have I scheduled time to do what I need to do to achieve my goals. The answer was I had not. Another realization occurred to me. I may not, for now, be able to do what I was doing but I can do something to get back on track. 10 minutes is all one needs. When I say that, I recoil because I want to get back; no be back to doing 6-8 mile walks daily, regardless of the weather. I look at my stationary bike with agitation because that is not what I want to do. I want to hit the pavement!!!!
Having said all of this, I am reminded that all it takes is one step at a time to start a journey and reach the journey's end. So, starting today, this evening at 9pm EST, I am going to schedule things I can do to get back to my fighting posture. It may be slower than I want but it will be a step in the right direction, for me. All of those who have encouraged me and for all of you I have encouraged over the years; and, not let me forget those of you on Garmin who engaged me in healthy competition, I thank you. My Garmin friends I am coming for you! As Arnold said, "I'll be back!" And, right shortly. The Prize that awaits me is worth it. That prize is "Healthy."
Love you all.