Who is struggling with something this week that is different from last week? Are you finding joy in something new that you didn’t know even existed a few days ago? Wonderful, me too!
“Normality is a paved road; it’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.” – Vincent Van Gogh
Change is normal and happens each and every day, no matter how much we try to avoid it. Today I sit before you realizing that what I am writing today is not what I thought I would be writing a few months ago. That is the glory in it all.
When starting this journey, my struggle was weight loss that was leading me down a rough path of an eating disorder. To get on the right path, I took the medicine of change to heal me. Change of my heart and mindset was what I needed. Am I saying that I’m changed and no longer need help? Not at all! I search for help daily! Getting off track is inevitable so seek guidance in those around you. Surround yourself by people who will point out your flaws but also recognize your beauty.
As I started to look into the heart of the Lord, He transformed my mindset from how little I looked to how big I am living. Although I do not write as much about my struggles with self image, my mindset of the “ideal body” is still something I fight every day when I look at a picture of myself or look at the meal before me. I want to continue to lift other women up who have those dark thoughts as well; however, my paved road has broken off into new directions. How exciting! The road ahead is a mystery and I don’t mind that at all.
I encourage you today to not worry about what happened yesterday or what will happen tomorrow. This week, I learned how life can be taken from us anytime. You woke up today. How amazing! If you are craving a healthy breakfast full of egg whites and spinach, go girl go. If you are craving that gigantic cinnamon roll with extra icing, eat two. If that feeling of trying that new scary thing or talking to that person who has been catching your eye is etching at your heart, go try it and talk to him or her!
We were created to change. Normality is being comfortable, but I want to see flowers fill your path. What new direction are you walking in today?
Below is the long, yet impactful, passage from Mathew that sums up my post. Write this in your planner or carry this around and look at it when a worry about your weight, your relationship or path you are on starts to take over.
xo- Love and live big beautiful.
Matthew 6:25-34- Do Not Worry
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.