It’s been a while since I posted anything and that’s mainly because it’s been a manic week. That doesn’t mean that I haven’t been “on it” with the whole Proverbs 31 thing. Far from it!
I’m normally terrible at taking stock of the progress that I’ve made as I’m always moving onto the next thing. Today I decided to look at the Proverbs 31 journey so far and I’m amazed (even though I shouldn’t be) at the way God has blessed this project. I know that any success has come from Him as I have attempted to address these issues so many times before and failed miserably.
So, here goes…
I’ve completed the G Plan Diet! I eat a lot less sugar, drink a lot less caffeine and am making healthier food choices on a daily basis. I no longer justify poor food choices by saying, “I deserve this” or “this is my treat for being good,” because ultimately an unhealthy food choice isn’t a treat! Some days this is a challenge, but I remind myself that “imperfect progress” is still progress (Lysa Terkeurst).
I COMPLETED THE 30 DAY SHRED! This is huge for me. Before each session, I asked God for the strength to keep going and get through the twenty minutes where Jillian said, and I quote, “I want you to feel like you’re going to die.” As with many aspects of this project, it wasn’t about the exercise. It was about the limitations I have placed on myself and the limitations I have placed on God’s power to work in my life.
I am beginning (definitely not there yet) to get a handle on my emotions when difficult circumstances arise. God has helped me to walk away from situations and rant to Him rather than let the emotions spill out at the wrong time and in the wrong place. There have been less pity parties, more prayer times and a reliance on God that I have not experienced before.
There have been days where I have lost my “steel marshmallow” status but God has enabled me to stand back up and keep going.
On day 55 of my Proverbs 31 project, I am so grateful to God for setting me on this path. We get so apprehensive about celebrating the progress we have made as we don’t want to appear boastful. What I’m really celebrating today is God’s provision as I have embarked on this journey. If he can do this in 55 days, then what will He do by day 365?
Stopping to think about the way God has blessed the last 55 days has empowered me to keep going.
How about you?
What were you praying for a month ago?
What goals did you ask God to help you with?
Have you taken time to thank Him for the progress you have made and the prayers that have been answered?
By looking back at God’s faithfulness we can be empowered to move forward and face new challenges with Him by our side.
The faithful love of the Lord never ends!
His mercies never cease.
Great is his faithfulness;
his mercies begin afresh each morning.