My 1% Challenge
I woke up this morning at 5:30 am without any alarm. I could hear the Lord saying to me in my heart. GIRL GET UP!! So Up I rose!! As the night before I had set in my mind that I was going to get up! I had set my alarm for 5:45 am so that I would be sure to get up. However the Lord had other plans for me. I have had such a heaviness on me! I have been taking care of everyone else!! I have been trying to take care of myself. The word being TRYING!! Yep there I said it and admitted it! I am sure I am not the only one that feels this way.
Too Many of us women are so busy taking care of the world! We are not taking the time to pause and listen to him and also take care of ourselves.
How many times have I said that today is the day! I am taking a stand, I am going to focus on taking care of me!
I have had people who are close to me say to me. It's all about you ! It’s all about Claudette and no one else!
Really is that true!! Really is it! Hmmm if I look at myself and how I have taken care of myself! That is a complete lie right from the PIT!
SO today I take back my power , my control , my love of myself that I am taking care of myself for me! That does not mean that I trample on anyone in my way! That means that I have self control on what I say when others are tearing me down! That means that I am in control of my emotions and my reactions! Ha ha these last few statements were quite the rabbit hole but they had to be said! For you the reader to understand where I am coming from!! For you the reader to understand where my journey is coming from and where it is going!
So back to my Story!! I got up and went to the bathroom. I started to pray for the Lord to take the spirit of emotional overeating from me! Then the Lord laid on my heart to weigh myself! Yep… there is that terrible word! Dum da dum!! THE SCALES!!! Those evil things!! Well the Lord was laying on my heart so gentle, “ Those scales do not define who you are!” Weigh yourself!! I was like oh my I just cannot not! DO IT!!! He gently pulled at my heart! So I stood on those scales. WOW!! The number that came up on the scales confirmed about what I was thinking. The number is 266.6 pounds!! WOW ! Very symbolic if you ask me!!
So here begins my journey of figuring out what the next steps in my journey is! I know that there is a huge testimony that is going to come from this. I am writing this blog post to keep myself accountable!
So I did more prayer and decided I was going to do an exercise program that the LORD literally gifted me a few weeks back right into my email! TRUTH!! It just appeared one day free of charge!
I was like ok I am doing this.
The verse in the video was Isaiah 40:31 . WOW My strength verse!! WOW. That is another Blog post right there.