Thursday, November 19, 2009

Do It Anyway

I'm reminded, this evening, of the importance of "DO IT ANYWAY".

I've had a few weeks now where I'm skipping workouts and not completing my planning and journals and the feeling of fatigue is catching up with me. It starts with skipping workouts, and then I forget my vitamins which perpetuates the "not wanting to work out". Then I find myself not drinking all my water and feeling even more tired from dehydration. It becomes a vicious cycle quickly that ends in bouts of insomnia... can anyone relate? I've always told others in the past that sometimes you have to fake it till you feel it. But does "fake it till you feel it" really work? Because we really DON'T feel it sometimes.... do we?

According to Hebrews 12:11-13, that's EXACTLY what God tells us to do. "For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. Therefore, lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed."

So, what I'm getting here is not that we should "fake it" really... it's more like the fatigue (in my case) is a decision and the "fake it" IS the discipline. So if my hands are drooping and my knees are weak, I'm to perk up and get my feet back on the path. It sounds to me like the discipline lies in the "DO IT ANYWAY". What do you think?


Anonymous said...

Once again, one stop shopping and I am loving it!! Crafting, health and Bible Study, that's what I am talking about! Thanks!


Anonymous said...

My mom used to tell us that if you cannot cross the threshold with a smile on your face, then do not cross it. You can be in pain, not feeling well, but when you walk outside before others, you pretend that you are not in pain because we should be lifting others up even through our pain and not bringing them down through our misery. She was right because just as the Bible states it, when we push forward even through our weaken stage, we still find strength in Him to continue even through pain.


FitterTwit said...

Mercy... I KNEW there was a reason I liked you!!!! And your mom rocks! Thank you so much for sharing that! :)