Today is a bittersweet day. It is the anniversary of the passing of my dad eight years ago and the day my beautiful niece will start her new life as a bride. I am so excited for her. She is going to be a beautiful bride. I cannot wait to see all my family and get some great pictures taken. I love when we all come together in celebration of joyous times.
I wish I could share with you that I have lost ten pounds and my sugar free existence is doing well. Unfortunately, I have had a few bad days lately. Between stress, adjustment to a new job, a bit of depression, and just life in general, I caved in to temptation on more than one occasion. I feel horribly about it, but it is what it is. I will pick myself back up and press on. It is all I have left to do unless I want to cave in permanently and accept my bad health indefinitely. NO!!!! I will not allow my lapse in my regiment rule my entire future. I will brush myself off, pick myself back up, and march ahead with victory in sight.
This is hard!!! I keep trying to encourage myself. I keep praying ... well not as much as I should be. If I am going to rely on His strength to carry me through, then I need more of Him!! Why is this so hard for us to comprehend? If you were trying to paint a room, would you try to do it with only a partial amount of the paint you needed? Would you try to take that partial amount of paint and stretch it across the entire room? No! You would make sure you kept the right amount of paint supply available so you would not run out. It is the same with me now. I need MORE of His strength for this journey but I am only seeking a partial amount. I need MORE!! I need to be stocked with extra because, as we all know, we will come across those difficult spots which require an added coat of paint. It is life, People. Either be prepared or fall short. My bad! I know this. I have made many a journey relying on His strength over the years. I know I need to be walking with His full armor on in order to succeed. But, I still think I can do it my way. Why in the world are we like that? I know it is not just me. I see it all around me every day.
I am going to close for now and wish you all a very wonderful last day of March. I hope you are looking forward to Easter tomorrow ... that you will be in church honoring the joyous gift given us by our Heavenly Father ... that you are planning on a nice dinner with family ... that you will take a moment to seek His face if you do not know Him. Most importantly, be a blessing to someone in need. It is the best way to show Him in you. To me, this is the 2nd most important day of the year with the first being Good Friday. Happy Easter.
God Bless you all!
Janet Molton Nicholson