What’s Your Adaptability Factor?

Hey friends, I was thinking about you and wanted to take a moment to encourage you.

It’s so much easier isn’t it? When your day is all neatly and nicely planned out and when you have your schedule set in a way that you can pick up and go? It must be nice when you can simply cross things off your list until they are done right?

Sounds ideal….

Until life hits you square between the eyes and then what???

Maybe we shouldn’t question this…after all LIFE continues to happen whether we are prepared for it or not.

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Problem V. Opportunity (Part I)

It was just yesterday, the day after coming home from vacation in the wee hours of the morning. I was sure this was going to be the day I would catch up. Of course, I had my day perfectly planned of exactly what I would do, one step at a time…and then it happened…

I had been driving on the highway in stop/start traffic when a kind woman in the lane next to me signaled for me to roll down my window and notified me that my rear tire on the driver’s side was extremely low. I, of course, had 500 things running through my mind…I could not believe this was happening on my catch up day. I took a deep breath and made a decision to redirect my focus. Nothing was worth robbing my joy and positive attitude over.

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A Moment of Transparency….

Something just really hit me and I am only posting because I’d like to humble myself and be transparent. Also I would personally like to be held accountable. We are not in this life by ourselves and now is one of those moments…I found it quite simple to go through hubby’s closet and purge of items he wasn’t wearing or were faded. He had given me that permission since he trusted me and knew I would do a good job with it. When I went into my closet, I almost found myself not wanting to let go of the clothing. I really had to ask myself why am I really hanging on to items that I am not wearing?

Then it hit me that I really had ego and fear of if I gained the weight back that I had lost or what if I lost so much that I am getting rid of items I could fit into the future. I am still on my weight loss journey. I have been going back and forth between the 140-139 mark. I am okay with this because I know my body is healing emotionally, physically, and spiritually. There may also be alot of repair work that my body is doing in the inside. There are foods I am still eliminating that are toxic to my body personally. Then I had revelation, I really cannot grow and mature in this area if I am not willing to part with these items and my past. I am not who I was then, these are just items.

If I expect to be entrusted with more, I must give and give freely. I am the one determining if I past the test of being entrusted with more weight loss, more clothing that fits, provision financially for this purpose, entrusted with sharing my journey with others, etc. This is a big door opening if I choose to see it that way. I have to determine if I am going to walk through that door or not, but I must if I expect to get to the other side. I also mustn’t complain or question the Lord. With His help, I know what items one by one that must go. I am on my last trash bag and once it is filled I will be released from this burden and unleashed into another level of freedom and trusting God in a care that was meant to be His in the first place. I am surrendering this into His hands because He is fully capable of that.

The scripture that comes to mind for me comes from the Bible Gateway version of Matthew 10:29-32, 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.[b] 30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. 32 “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. Complete confirmation to me of why I am doing this and as a token and blessing to blessing someone else who may not have. Thank you for allowing me to speak and be transparent. Also thank you for keeping this a safe place for me to post and share with you. I appreciate your care and support, I know I am not alone in this and neither are you! Let’s keep the support and encouragement coming! I believe in you!