Thanks to Lisa-Jo Baker at Five Minute Friday for the prompts.
If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:
I've been thinking a lot lately about what I'm willing to do to get and stay healthy. What things am I willing to embrace about my character or about my situation? What am I not willing to embrace?
One thing I know I have to embrace is this: My self worth is based on what God says about me in His Word. No question there. However, my worth to others is based on what I do, not who I am. So I better get busy doing.
I have fought this for years; trying to reverse the trend, but I have not succeeded. So, I will have to embrace that part of my life, and be willing to suffer the consequences if I say no, or do things that don't please everyone. It's insane to be willing to continue to live a life where everyone else is happy, but neither God nor I am pleased. So, what to do to battle such a conundrum? I'm not sure, but I have to be willing to suck it up and suffer the consequences of it.
Another thought that came to mind was the song "Ready, Willing, and Able" by Petra (see link below).
There are still things about my life and my character that I am not willing to embrace or be open about. I think that is for the best.