If you would’ve asked me a year ago what I thought my biggest struggle was, I would’ve said managing my weight.
About six months ago I learned that my struggle has not been my weight. Rather it was lack of loving my self. I struggled being content. I didn’t really embrace the season I was living. Nor was I focused.
I often had thoughts of “if only…..” but that never satisfied.
You might be familiar with ‘if only’ thoughts. “If only I could be more _______.” “if Inly something would happen I wouldn’t have to deal with _______.” “if you I had more ________. ”
‘If only’ thoughts are an old habit now. I realized how wasteful and untrue they are. I started speaking things that aren’t as tho they are. I start thinking things like
I am a focused person, I’ve got this (even if I’m overwhelmed.) I remind myself of the kind of person I want to be.
And if old habits sneak in, things like poor eating habit, bad attitudes, including ‘if only’ thoughts I say:
“I’m faithful – faithfulness is the goal not perfection.
Saying that helps me refocus and continue doing what I know I should be doing.
Whatever your goal is, what ever your working on or trying to change – remember perfection isn’t the goal. Faithfulness is the goal.
This new thinking has changed my life!