The sun is out right now here in Oregon! Woo Hoo! Loving that!! It’s also great to hear from new blogger friends.... thank you for all your comments. I am really blessed with choice friends in the real world and cyber land! That really means a lot to me. Thank you!
It’s been a week of being sick and no work outs! I still feel good, though! Life is good!! I’ve had a few dreams that I gave in and ate a bunch of sugary desserts, though. Weird. I would wake up and think “Did I really do that?” I’m sticking true to my plan, though. I just cannot buy beef jerky anymore because I will eat all of it.
In two days, I am going in for same-day surgery. This is to fix my weak bladder/incontinence problem (sorry to any guys reading this and groaning... but I’m keeping it real). I have to get this fixed so I CAN become the active person I want to be. It’s because of this problem that I haven’t been able to: train for a 5k, try a zumba class, run on the treadmill, or do any vigorous activity really! So even with the hubs gone, we’re moving ahead to get this done before we move. It will be so nice to have this problem behind me and I can focus more on all the goals I’d like to shoot for.
This last weekend was the General Conference for my church where we had many wonderful talks given. One thought I’d like to share was a talk given about trials by Paul V. Johnson. He talked about how we will have trials of our faith to see if we will do what God commands. That no trial is wasted and if we endure our trials well, they are consecrated for our gain. Trials purify our hearts like fire removes impurities. I can really feel that in many of my trials too! He goes on to quote Paul in the New Testament saying that our light afflictions worketh an eternal weight of Glory. Growth cannot come by taking the easy way. No trial is beyond our limits, we can do all things through Christ. Whosoever puts their trust in God will be supported in their trials.
The key (for me) is to recognize my trials and “tackle” them vs. being overwhelmed by them. Sometimes I can think too much and I just need to move on or push past the negative thoughts. It takes a lot of effort for me to make myself see the positive... I have conditioned myself through out my years to absorb the negative and embrace it as truth and it takes WORK to change that. But it’s good work! I want to embrace the positive and not be deceived anymore. Life is good!! How do you work to overcome your trials?