Motivating Factors – Persistance and Perseverance

This morning I was hit hard with the blues. I have been on-the-verge-of-something sick for two weeks and it has taken its toll.

Depressing thoughts began to blossom. "I don’t know what I am doing with my life." "I start strong and don’t stay with anything." "I have nothing to blog about today." "My voice is still cracking in acting class." "How am I ever going to remember the scriptures I am learning in counseling class?"

And then, dump dump dump. Drum roll please. I stepped on the scales. Now this could have been an even more depressing moment but indeed persistence has paid off. It is amazing what a pound can do to the self-esteem, mood and tenor of the day.

Last year, I will embarrassingly admit that I hit an all time high of 193 during one of the most stressful jobs of my career. I was eating for all the wrong reasons and crying just as much. I knew I needed change and honestly, so did my boss (both of them – the man and God). I did change jobs and eating patterns (sort-of) and by the fall weighed in at a still high of 187 for a 5’5" woman. Since January, I have been on a roll with exercise and eating right. Today I saw a MAJOR breakthrough at 169.4. I still want to lose 15 more pounds (at least) but this little success was an uplift to my mind, body and soul.

God knows what we need when we need it and I am learning that pound by miserable fatty pound, perseverance pays. It has been hard but through this little success, I think – maybe I do have something to blog about today. Maybe I will be able to counsel girls in crisis pregnancies and God will help me know what to say when the time is right. Maybe I can learn from acting class things that will help me in every part of my life. The possibilities are endless.

Be encouraged today. Let the little successes keep you going. Persistence & perseverance do pay! Keep with it. Stick to it. Ask God to help. He knows your needs before you do.

1 Chronicles 28:20 "And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the Lord God, even my God, will be with thee."

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  1. Congratulations! You go, girl!!!!

  2. Congrats to you. Nothing feels better than well earned success! WAY TO GO!!!


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