Narrow is the Road that leads to Life

July 7, 2020

Narrow is the Road that leads to Life

July 7, 2020

This is it. I’m done procrastinating. I am done comparing myself to others. I am going to start living a healthier life style. I am going to… (insert your commitment here) lose weight, reduce my cholesterol, lower my blood pressure, begin working out, stop eating sugar…


I start off strong. I am courageous. I am determined!


Then there is that potluck at work… and a birthday celebration on the weekend… and the vacation we’ve been planning for months… and the long day we just had in the office that has us so exhausted we don’t feel like anything but take out… and this Friday is happy hour with the buddies or the girls…

I give in once, than I give in again. The courage I just recently had has slipped away in the blink of an eye.


Here is the hard truth… Do you already know what it is? We are stuck on Easy Street. And any idea we have that it is not possible to choose health AND celebrate all those life events is only our excuse to stay stuck. Why? Because it is hard to get unstuck.


Believe me when I say I get it. I was stuck on Easy Street for a long time. To choose a different path is hard. To choose a different path means we have to put forth effort. It means we have to change. Change is hard. We don’t like hard and we don’t like to be uncomfortable.


Matthew 7:13-14 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”


I didn’t like the extra weight I carried and I hated looking in the mirror but I pushed those feelings aside every time I allowed myself to get caught up in the moment, except those feelings came creeping back as soon as the moment was over.


My commitment to my health really had nothing to do with food. Every choice I made was driven by an emotion that I attached to my problem. It is the same for you. We seek comfort and/or validation in the wrong place. Things changed when I stated to believe in myself. When I shifted my mindset and acknowledged the excused. When I pushed the lies and temptations of the enemy aside and leaned on the truth that I was made for more.


2 Corinthians 12:10 That is why, for Christ’s sake I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.


What I wanted to accomplish deep in my heart I could not do alone. I needed help and support and accountability.


You have what it takes to find success in our wellness. Do you believe that? Put one foot in front of the other and go. Don’t look back. If you need help, get help. If you don’t know where to start ask someone. Don’t expect easy, don’t expect fast, don’t expect anything, just trust your heart to lead you in the way you should go.

If you want something different, you have to do something different. ❤️

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