So true! Writing is most definitely not the quick and easy road. And neither is losing weight! Neither is anything worth ddoing, actually.
I need to adopt a healthier lifestyle. I used to be SO healthy. Working out. Fruits and vegetables. Sometime over the past year, that's slipped away. I told hubby I need an action plan. 🙂
Without faith it is impossible to please God.
Everytime I recall that scripture I press on a little harder, because I do believe that God has called me to writing. So all that's left is putting my faith into action.
Sherrinda, cyber hugs on waging the war with weight loss. I spent two years taking off twenty pounds that had crept on when I hit 40. Not fun! I'm 50 now, and there are these pesky five pounds that love to come back for a visit. :-s
I promise to be a better friend and not tempt you with tasty treats, even if you do like them. 🙂
What an inspirational post! Thank you! And good luck with WW. A friend of mine kept getting in trouble because she didn't stick to it by the book…just the principle theme. She lost more weight than she was supposed to. She finally quit and used the technique her own way…and lost 50 lbs in 3 months. *sigh*
I've been thinking about getting that book 'Fear' by Max Lucado? Is that his name? Well, anyway, sometimes I think I have a fear of my own writing ability and it prevents me from doing my best. That, and I always tend to focus on writing to publish instead of writing for God, and I'm SURE the latter is more important than any other motive for writing. Just things I need to work on. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Losses and gains, that's par for the course in much of life, and writing too. I really appreciated your take on Peter, Sherrinda. I think so often I have just thought about him sinking into the water, taking his eyes of Christ, I haven't thought much about him taking the risk and then resuming to walk on when he got his focus back. Thanks for the perspective that I needed to be reminded of.
If it makes you feel better, I'm gaining weight too.
Wait, that might not have my desired effect…
Anyway, ***HUGS*** I TOTALLY know what you mean! And very good analogy to writing too:-)
Happy Happy EDITING! (Hey, you can blame your eating on editing… I always eat more while I'm editing, and less while I'm writing.
Editing, I'm looking for a way out. Writing, if I'm doing well at it, I forget to stop and eat:-)
When it all comes down to it, nothing is easy. It may be simple (in that everything is about choice) but that does not make it easy.
Not only did Peter walk on water, but Jesus was there to lift him up once he started to sink. Put action behind your passion and know with confidence that Christ is there to lift you up!
I love the weigh you tie in a bodily goal with a mental/emotional goal (is THAT what writing is?)
Sigh. I am health nut and almost go too far with all my little systems. You can blame my best friend, who did it to me. But I never get on a scale just listen to what my clothes say.
Love your blog, girl.