Recently when moving a dog food bag of about 50 pounds I was struck by how heavy it was, and that for me I was carrying around about this much of extra weight each and every day on my body.
I know it is not healthy and have tried countless ways to jumpstart this process but I am usually quite discouraged by how slow the scale moves and allow the busyness of life to take over and then the days blend together and I seem to blink and another year has flown by.
The same 40/50 pounds still here.
I decided that I could no longer just go about it like it was a minor thing and needed to get intentional about doing something.
My twins just turned 18 and graduated – so the baby weight is no longer a valid excuse.
I reached my shifting point!
I researched about Intermittent Fasting and found a program I liked.
I did my before pics and took all my measurements and jumped on the scale …determined!
WOW – I started thinking back and counted the years since I held a consistent workout routine and ate really clean.
Shocking it had been over 3 years!
I have done fasts like the one I blogged about almost 2 years ago and lost 25 pounds and have done other challenges and have exercised a bit here and there but the paper staring back at me and the pictures were shocking that I could no longer ignore or deny or put it on the back burner for any longer.
I didn’t get discouraged. I took it all like a big girl and pulled up my big girl panties and said….
I may have a lot medically working against me, but I too can be the biggest hinderance to me…
But greater is He that is in me!
With You Lord- I can do this!
I went to bed with great anticipation and then I was suddenly awakened at 4:44 am.
Somehow I knew it had a deeper meaning so I wrote it down.
When I had time, I looked up the number 4.
4= Dalet / Hebrew
A tent door
Entrance to Promise Land
Number of the Kingdom
Enter into your physical deliverance
BOOM! I like that Lord! I am READY!
Weeks ago when the Lord first spoke Shifting Point to me I wrote down these tidbits…
Combat always comes before victory.
Believing is the condition for receiving.
God’s truth does not change with my moods.
So here’s to my Shifting Point!
I will keep you posted on how it goes.
For grins I checked out the definitions……
a particular instant of time a critical position in a course of affairs
a decisive state of circumstances
the important or essential thing
Synonyms: juncture, moment of truth
What is your moment of truth?
Where do you need a Shifting Point?
~ XXOO Michelle Bollom