I wrote a post on my other blog once and I want to share a part of it with you.
Hard work means nothing to a hen. Regardless of what business prognosticators say about the price of eggs. . . . . . regardless of what others expect of her. . . . . . she keeps on digging worms and laying eggs.
If the ground get hard, she scratches harder.
If it's dry she digs deeper.
If it's wet , she digs where its dry.
If she strikes a rock, she digs around it.
If she gets a few more hours of daylight in the barnyard, she digs a few more hours.
Have you ever seen a pessimistic hen?
Have you ever seen a hen cackle in disgust at the prospect of her job?
Did you ever hear one cluck because the work was hard, the conditions were poor, and some of her eggs were taken from her before they hatched?
Hens save their breath for digging. They save their cackles for the eggs that are laid.
I have decided that I want to be at least like the hen. Regardless of how hard it may get to get these pound off my body, I will just try all the harder. If something fails then I will try another way. If I get tired of no sugar then I will make up my mind that it want be forever, then when I get my eating emotions under control and can control my desires then I will be able to have something sweet and not let it rule me but be glad that a little will satisfy my need. If the pounds come off more slowly then I will add a little more activity and fewer calories to my diet. I will be determined 7 days a week, 24 hours a day and not just now and then. I will not feel jealous when my thin friend is able to eat all she wants and not gain an ounce. I will just be more determined to keep on trying until I succeed. I Will do my very best not to complain but be upbeat and cheerful about what I can eat. Most of all when things do not go like I think that they should have gone , I will be thankful to the Lord for all that He is doing through me and my trying to please Him.
I hope that you are encouraged in your trying and do not let Satan win even one battle that you have to fight. All it takes for him to win is for you to get discouraged and QUIT. We are not quitters anymore we will be victorious with the help that God so wants to give us. Do you want to be a hen or a quitter? I wanna be a hen? Can you hear me cackling? connie