Well y’all we are winding this year down slowly. So let’s give it one last push in whatever goals we want to accomplish. It is approximated that it takes I am starting a 22 Day Challenge of eating healthy, working out, Bible study and praying. I believe I will feel refreshed for the new year and ready days to start a habit. So before the new year let’s start a positive habit.
I love to run and as I ran yesterday, I felt a burst of energy when listening to “Before I Die” by Kirk Franklin.
The song goes a little like this:
“Brothers and sisters
I’m feelin’ real good cuz it ain’t over,
Right before I die I gotta live:
Live out my dreams,
so I can be what He planned for me.
Not just for me but so they can see
much more of Him and less of ME! (filling in the blank)
Right before I die I gotta
Love my enemies, forgive the past
and set ’em free so I can free
free up the things
every blessing God has for me
see it’s for me, not just for you
I had to learn from what I’ve been through
I can’t go through that way again
be hurt by you that way again
It’s not the end”
See when you listen to a song, listen to all of what it has to offer. This song speaks volume over what I think a lot of us go through.
So with this 22 Day Challenge we can focus on whatever we need to focus on to better ourselves. Fasting really helps, as I have fasted in the past and it really helps to establish a closer relationship with God and who He wants us to be. That is loving, caring people willing to put aside our differences to become unified or to overcome our deepest insecurities. I do believe LOVE conquers all! Even though we can’t change what is happening in the world, we can change our hearts and mind. Change starts with us and in order to change we have to reflect on who we are as a person.
Let’s think of this as a cleanse from all the nonsense, confusion, drama, bad choices, etc. that we have made this past year and channel all that energy to something maybe working out (you can also invest in some body wraps, for more details go to the link —-> growwithmarisa.com), Bible study by self or start a group, writing our thoughts and goals for the new year, writing all the mistakes in hopes not to make them next year, writing memoirs of our loved ones to honor their name and let their legacy live on, consistent prayer every night, cleaning the house and ridding mediocre stuff that’s just taking up space, or maybe giving something to someone that is less fortunate than you for the next 22 days. When we positively challenge ourselves we build tolerance and acceptance to a new life, which could be new people, new mind sets, moving, ultimately, allowing yourself new opportunities. While all other impurities and temptations that we use to accept slowly begin to fade until they become nonexistence. This is what is implied in 2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.”
In order to change we have to admit our faults… So here goes:
-My name is Ana and I am stubborn. I do not always engage in the most proactive way of handling situations or so my husband thinks and sometimes says, but never-the-less it is true. With this challenge I hope to not bring so much stubbornness into the new year, because we all know that is not healthy for self or a marriage. (This is just what I need to work on.)
What are you willing to change to better yourself?
If you are willing to join me for this challenge, please comment like I did above. If you need any health or workout tips, or maybe have some other issue you are more than welcome to e-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Get Going – “Putting off easy things makes it hard. Putting off hard things makes it impossible.” – George Claude Lorimer (The Book of Positive Quotations)