A comic strip created by Charles Schulz addresses the need for each of us to make the most of the immediate present in our lives.
Charlie Brown is seen at bat. STRIKE THREE. He has struck out again and slumps down on the players' bench. He says, "Rats! I'll never be a big-league player. I just don't have it! All my life I've dreamed of playing in the big leagues, but I know I'll never make it."
Lucy turns to console him. "Charlie Brown, " she says, "you're thinking too far ahead. What you need to do is set yourself more immediate goals."
Charlie Brown looks up and asks, "Immediate goals?"
Lucy responds, "Yes. Start with this next inning when you go out to pitch. See if you can walk out to the mound without falling down."
Do you ever feel like Charlie Brown? I know that I do at times. It is then that I have to remember that I can do nothing without the Lord. I can not boast of what I may do today or tomorrow because I do not know what a day may bring into my life. I can say though with much assurance, If it is the Lord's will then I will be able to accomplish the goals that I have set for my life.
When I start feeling like Charlie Brown the I must remember that we are told that, "Nay, in ALL these things, we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us." As Christians we can be assured that even in the matter of losing weight that we can be more than conquerors through Him because He loves us and wants what is best for us. To have a healthy body is God's will if it is not, then He will make it know to us. He used Paul in a mighty way even though He had a thorn in his flesh.
I do know that the first step in making tomorrow a success is what we do with today. If we continue to take the right steps they will become a habit and it will be out of the ordinary for us to choose the wrong things to eat.
So take one step after another in the right direction today and let us, let tomorrow take care of it's self.
I have remained the same this week. I could let that get me down or I can be thankful that I did not gain a pound. Which should I do.??? To do the right thing will take me farther down the road of success and to do the wrong thing by getting down on myself will hinder me on my way. So----I am thankful that I did not gain this past week and I will do my best to lose for next week and God willing, I will. connie