Tuesday, April 8, 2008

THE FIRST STEP

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."
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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

14 comments:

Tori said...

As usual Connie, great post!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Dear Tori, Thank you, I appreciate your saying that. Hope you have a great week. connie

Pam--in Jerusalem said...

Changing our habits is so hard!! But you're right... baby steps and the Lord holding our hands is the way to do it.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Dear Pam, Hello, how are you? So good to see you. It is very hard. I do know it is the only way that I will ever be able to do this thing. Hope you are doing good.connie

Sis. Julie said...

I know I sure can't do this without the help of my Lord and Saviour. In fact...I can do ALL things through Christ which strengtheneth me. I tell myself that all the time.

Marcy said...

Hi, My name is Marcy, I just started a blog about losing weight. I got your site of of Sis. Julie's site, she goes to my church. I really like your post today. You have a great site.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Sis. Julie, yes, it will only be through the help that we get from the Lord that we will be able to accomplish anything. I am so thankful that I have Him in my life and just to know that He loves me all the time. connie

Have a good week, Sis. Julie.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Dear Marcy, It is such a pleasure to meet you and to know that we have a friend in common. I am glad that you like the site. I hope that you can come back often. Thank you so much for coming. connie

Kim S in SC said...

One step at a time. How very true. One of the benefits of losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is that it gives us another testimony to God's goodness and His truth. What a blessing to walk in the victory He promises to those who seek HIM! Thank you for another encouraging post!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Kim S in SC, thanks again. I am so sad to say many times in my life I have not had a good testimony in this area of my life. I know that He is there and will help me If I let Him. I know He wants to. connie

Karen said...

Hi Connie!

Sorry I've been 'away' so long. I need to catch up on everyone's blogs and progress. I've just had to get some stuff done around the house. I didn't want to neglect the home and family for the blogworld!

I loved this post! That's what I think about when I'm learning to run. First I need to just get out of the neighborhood without tripping! Haha!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Karen, yes, I have missed you. You must never neglect the home and family for blogging. But you were missed here also. Yes, you and me also. It is so easy to trip up. Have a great week and once again so good to see you. connie

blackberrycottage said...

Hello Connie - first time I have posted on your blog. I just want to commend you on your fine effort. You are an inspiration. I read your profile and just felt like I had come home to Mum. You are a wonderful example. I am so glad I found your blog and will be visiting often. Maybe you could drop by and visit sometime.
Blessings to you and yours, Sandra from New Zealand.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Dear Sandrs, I am so glad that you came to visit me here. I will be glad to come over to see you soon. I am glad that you feel inspired by my blog. I am so touched that you feel that you have come home and visited with your Mom. What a very nice thing to say. I am glad you found my blog also. May God bless you. connie