The other day I stepped on the scale and saw numbers I haven’t seen in years – 210 pounds. I debated whether to post that on this blog because I’m embarrassed I let myself get to that number. This weight is a result of many days I told myself, “It’s ok, you will get yourself going at some point.” The truth is I told myself that for over a year. My disciplined life in regards to eating and staying in shape has become totally nonexistent in the last 18 months.
Then finally, I did it.
I stopped regretting what I haven’t been doing and finally got up, put on my workout clothes, and started to run. I felt like Rocky when he first started training in comparison to what he would become later. Now, you probably won’t find me drinking egg yolks any time soon but finally I did it. I made the transition from “When I” to “Now I.”
The battle to transform your life begins with the first step. The battle for a great prayer life begins with the first prayer. The battle to a life of forgiveness begins with the first of act of grace. The battle for a church to reach its community begins with one act of compassion in the community.
THE ENEMY HATES ANY FIRST STEP WE TAKE TOWARDS PROGRESS BECAUSE HE KNOWS WHAT THAT FIRST STEP CAN BECOME…………SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY.
The battle will always be for the first step. You see, the enemy’s power lives in one simple word: Regret. Regret stops us from “going and getting” what’s available to us. We must crush regret by taking that humble first step no matter how small it is.
I got on the treadmill and did a decent 30-minute workout. I didn’t set any records and I know I have a long way to go. However, this time I’m not going to allow myself to sit around and say, “When I’m at a better place in my life I’ll do it.” I’ve listened to that lie to long and it’s put me in a place of mediocrity. I’m going on the offensive by taking the first step as a confirmation that it needs to be taken right now! In any area of life, don’t despise the first step because it’s always the MIRACLE STEP.
Can anyone relate to my confession? Please comment if so. Also, I would appreciate pep talks as I venture out to get back into routine.