Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Pride comes before the fall

So yesterday I rejoined WW (weight watchers) and to tell you the truth, you know what inspired me? I beautiful girl who Friday night at our church’s Good Friday service gave her life back to the Lord. After all her mistakes, she said, “I’ve had enough of this world, I’m going back”. I cannot tell you in words how much I love this beautiful girl and how I’ve prayed for her and how much she inspires me.  Oh, my soul!

I have been writing my talk for Saturday, and am in awe of God’s grace and after all I’ve done, He always takes me back. Food is a struggle for me, so much so that I had started a blog titled it’s not about food. And I thought about how I was worried about what people would think, and what would people say about my high number. Pride.

The bible talks a lot of pride, it brings strong men down, and quite frankly, I’d rather walk to the feet of Jesus or bury my head in His heart than to have Him bring me to my knees.

Pride comes before the fall… I love the message version of Proverbs 16:18

First pride, then the crash—

the bigger the ego, the harder the fall.

So I’ve weighed in, I’ve planned for today, I’ve actually written all my points out til dinner. Going out for Phyllis’s Honors Dinner, which I am not sure what they are serving, but I know I’ve got plenty of points to work with.

What are you struggling with? And what are you going to do about it? And is it keeping you from Jesus?

1 comment:

jules said...

I just love you to pieces. I am always inspired by you. I struggle with weight, always have. I was so greatful for "biggest loser" when we went thru that, but, unfortunately, I gained the weight back. I started back at the gym, and think of you when I am there in the morning, think of the marathon you are going to run ~ you are so AMAZING. I am so looking forward to spending some time with you Saturday. Congrats on going back to WW.

Big Hugs.