We say it at the start of each new month, right?
“Okay, this time, I’m gonna do it for REAL.”
Whether we’re talking about our health, bettering our relationships, going to school…again…It’s always the same spiel. And it stays as such. Just a spiel. Not our reality. You know why? Because at the end of the day—we don’t know what we truly want.
What? That’s not true.
I want to be healthy.
I want to be happy in my love life.
I want to graduate.
Okay, but what does that actually look like?
You want to be healthy. Fine. But what does that mean? What does being healthy mean to you? What do your meals look like each day? What do you do for exercise? What size pants are you wearing once you’ve reached your goal?
You want your love life to be a happy love life? What does that mean? Do you guys dance in the middle of the kitchen in your pajamas together at midnight? Good communication? Do you two work well together? Are you a stay-at-home mom and he brings home the bacon?
You want to graduate? Okay, so for starters, did you enroll? (And yes, I’m talking to myself right here.) What classes do you need to take to get that degree? Do you stay in touch with your advisor? What outfit are you going to wear under that cap and gown? What job are you going to have after you graduate?
Let’s stop—TALKING—and DO.
Picture that thing that you want and run after it full speed!
After all this being said, it’s Work-it-out Wednesday for the blog, and my own personal goal for my health journey was to make small changes each week. The first small change? Simply walking 10 minutes a day. And of course today is the HOTTEST day that it has been in weeks. But whatever. I wrote out my plan and I’m sticking to it. I have my goals written down, and now all that is left to do is reach them!
Monday is usually when we’ll be posting our lessons for the week, and because we’re all human, sometimes we need some inspiration and some more motivation to keep us going–especially towards the end of the week!
Welcome to our other new segment! “Need Some M&M??”
This is where we’ll throw you some motivation and reminders–just in case you need a boost!
♦M&M 1: Regarding our past issues, problems, and negative traits–Many times we try to push these things to the back of our minds! But we can’t live that way–unless we want to live in darkness for the rest of our lives.
♦M&M 2: Step one in any type of self-work is recognizing the problem.
♦M&M 3: Remember to forgive yourself and others for past negative circumstances and reactions. Because you’ve acknowledged them all, you now have the power to change.
Here’s the entire post from Monday! Click here: CGIA14
Hebrews 2:9 “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.”
Hebrews 2:6-7 “But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man that thou visitest him? Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:”
1 John 5:20 “We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true–even in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.“
1 John 5:15 “And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask–we know that we have what we asked of him.“
1 John 5:14 “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.“
1 John 5:3-4 “This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.”
1 John 4:21 “And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.”
1 John 4:20 “If anyone says, “I love God,” yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.”