Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Even when it appears that nothing is happening, your miracle is taking place

 
One of the hardest things about staying motivated in our efforts to change our lives is being patient and persevering when it appears that “nothing” is happening. It is very discouraging to stay on track, wisely choosing every bite we eat, forcing ourselves to be active when we’re exhausted, following the doctor’s orders exactly, trying over and over again to be positive and kind, and THEN…we face another week where the scale doesn’t budge, the pants are still tight, we still feel “icky”, or our significant others or co-workers still don’t appreciate our efforts. We’ve all been there. We’ve all wanted to just give up and say, “What’s the use?” 
What kept me from giving up…..from losing hope……from quitting?  My faith….in a God who is always present, who is always faithful, who always does the things He promises….In HIS TIME, not mine.  I know, without a doubt, that even when it appears or better said, “I feel”,  as if “nothing is happening”….that He doesn’t hear my prayers…..that He has abandoned me…. even then, I KNOW that HE is in control of my life, and if you let Him, He will be in control of yours too.
Just because the surface of a lake appears calm and motionless, it doesn’t mean that there isn’t activity going on underneath, that there isn’t a current flowing from the spring below, that there isn’t life below the surface. Don’t give in to discouragement. Don’t be a slave to the scale. Keep on keeping on. Trust in your God and trust in yourself.   You’ve got this. Keep on believing!