PATIENT------Bearing pain or trials calmly or without complaint: Manifesting forbearance under provocation or strain: Not hasty or impetuous: Steadfast despite opposition , difficulty or adversity: Able or willing to bear.
"BETTER IS THE END OF A THING THAN THE BEGINNING THEREOF: AND THE PATIENT IN SPIRIT IS BETTER THAN THE PROUD IN SPIRIT."
As I begin this additional way on my journey, I have to remember that the end of a thing is better than the beginning. Oh, yes, I have been very excited to have found a new hope of help in my human weakness. I am very excited today as I have lost a couple of pounds. I have to keep uppermost in my mind that it was God who enabled me and gave me the patience needed to go slow. But I know that this is just the beginning of this way, I have to keep my heart from being proud and realize that I could have done nothing except that the Lord gave the victory. I know many times I went to Him this week and asked for help. Asking for strength to do what was right. For help to just get me throught this day. He answered all those prayers and more.
The group that I meet with are very nice. I only know surface things about them now but I feel comfortable and not out of place. So that is certainly an answered prayer. I am learning some new things and ways along with renewing some good things that I already knew but had put out of my mind. Such as eat only when you begin to feel hunger and then eat until you begin to feel comfortable. Do not wait until you feel like you are starving nor until you feel stuffed.
I did lose two pounds this week. But I have lost pounds before. I have to be patient and stay committed to going to the meeting, eating the right food, and practice saying,"NO" to that extra bite, piece or plate of food.
So, here we go for another week. Hope all of you are following your plans what ever they are. Just remember that God is there and He wants to help and direct us all. We just have to take one moment at a time, one foot in front of the other, only one bite instead of the whole piece and the passing of time. We will make our goals and with God's help we will do it with patience. connie