Sunday, June 27, 2010

Get back up again...

I failed yesterday. It had been a month since I had emotionally or stressfully eaten, and yesterday I blew it. I am not going to go into the details of why, let's just say that I am one of those people who loves to have a plan, and when a wrench gets thrown in, I lose it. (Is there a name for us?)

So, the wrench was thrown in to my planned out week yesterday evening, and soon after I had a meeting with a waffle cone ice cream. And this normally would not have been a problem, except, instead of praying or pulling out my Bible because I was frustrated, I went to food. It wasn't long after this mistake that I realized what I did wrong, and talked to God about it. And the great thing was, he forgave me. Yep, I felt a peace about the situation right then and there. (not to mention later on today I found out that my plans were most likely back on!)

Isn't it great that when we fall God picks us back up, dusts us off, and lets us try again? I found grace, and mercy in my time of need yesterday.
Hebrews 4:16 says, "Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need."
So yes, I failed yesterday. But I didn't dwell on it. I asked forgiveness for my weakness, and asked God for strength to overcome the next frustration that arises. I got back up.

3 comments:

bethelhome said...

You know the best part, is that as soon as you realized what was going on you got right back on track. Good job!

Dani said...

Kimberly I've been following your posts about your weight loss journey. What program are you using?

SomeGirl said...

Way to go not dwelling on it and getting back up! :)