Saturday, October 16, 2010

Support

 support In the past few days I have found myself reaching out a little more.  I have been honest about where I am at.  I am not sure what I expected but I am grateful that I didn’t get it.  What I got from my friends was an overwhelming sense of grace.

I remember when I first started exercising and caring about my health I was hesitant to share with anyone.  I knew there would times like t his when I struggled to stay on track.  I didn’t want to disappoint anyone.  Yet as I started to post on Facebook what I was doing I had a bunch of cheerleaders instantly.  I loved the support I got.  So I guess when I was honest about what was happening I expected the same type of support.  I expected people to cheer me on.

That wasn’t what I needed.  I need people to stand with me and that is what they have done.  They have modeled God’s love to me.  I am overwhelmingly grateful for it.  I decided that what I really need is to get back to the basics of remembering how much God cares for me and how He sees me.  I am slowly becoming more active and eating better but that is coming out of an overflow.  I refuse to kick my ass because that isn’t what I need.  I need to remember.  The rest will come.

1 comment:

mom_of_4 said...

Yeah, I think the only ass that Jesus kicked were the ones who thought they could do it on their own :o)

I love this post, Misty! It blesses me so much to hear about the working of God's grace in people's lives. It reminds me to seek the same thing for myself.