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Sometimes you gotta just keep going...

Friday, July 09, 2010

Yes I am a scout leader. Yes, I CAN read a compass and a map. Yes, I can follow directions. NO, I am not good at getting places I am not familiar with. Not knowing where I am makes me very nervous. I don't like it.

Today I was taking my son to work on a hay crew about 20 miles from my home. I was given directions and I had mapquest directions. But, I was struggling to find it. I borrowed my son's cell phone and we still kind of got lost. But eventually we found it. While we were lost we came to an easier way to get to the freeway. So after I found the farm and dropped him off I went back the way we had come. I was in the car alone and it seemed much further. It was only because I was a bit nervous with trusting myself. It was one road. I knew I was on the right road. There really was not an option for a mistake at that point.

I was thinking as I was driving that it is like weight loss. Sometimes you just have to point yourself in a direction and go and know that you are doing the right thing even if you have not seen the "signs" to tell you that yet.

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  • NANCY-
    Having faith and trusting yourself are important in this journey. The signs that we are on the right road may not appear for a while, but in our heart we know.
    Great blog!
    3733 days ago
    Sometimes not giving up is the whole point of the journey. Yes, we all get lost, but we don't stop going...in a car or with our weight loss. And just like being lost in a car, sometimes with weight loss you gotta stop and get some help; get some direction-like Sparkpeople (unless you're my husband! Then you just keep driving and being frustrated...).

    Nice analogy.
    3734 days ago
    Glad you got your son there on time and made it home without mishap. Sounds like a good experience for him and one that turned out to be meaningful to you too.
    3734 days ago
    Thank you! The law of obedience and sacrifice is right and good, but the spirit is essential. I lacked that in the past.
    You have heard the statement, "That which we persist in doing becomes easier not that the nature of the thing has changed but our ability to do it has increased" I thought that was the answer to my delemma of not being able to maintain my status. I relied in the past, on my own strength of will to accomplish my goals. But working with my will never will never make it possible for me to win the race. Though it afforded me some progress I seemed to always end up going backwards. Recognizing my inability to maintain progress it brought me to Christ who is changing my will to His, from the inside out.

    I feel I am making progress now and that with Him in me,beside me and round about me. I will win the race with the rest of you.
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    3734 days ago
    Thanks! I needed that reminder. I think I stopped a road side table because I was tired of looking like the road was leading me to no where. Thanks for reminding me that sometimes being on the right road is all that counts.
    3734 days ago
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