Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Should I keep blogging?

Here are two pictures from Memorial Day weekend, We watched the sunset at the beach

I have tossed around thoughts of not even continuing my blog. I'm not sure if it's helping me in any way. I struggle with what to say sometimes and also finding time to write as well. I wonder if people get tired of hearing me go through my stuggles? I even thought about giving up on this intuitive eating journey.

I have been struggling a lot lately with my eating. I don't always want to post because it hasn't been just one day.  Anyway, as I was reading Power Thoughts this morning by Joyce Meyer (great book) I came across a few things that changed my mind about myself and about this blog...

"For the time being no discipline brings joy, but seems grievous and painful; but afterwards it yeilds a peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained yet by it" Hebrews 12:11

I feel that those words are so powerful and say so much to me and to all of us that struggle. Nothing worth having is ever easy. I can't let myself be defeated so quick! I'm going to repeat this verse every morning.

I also found this....A disiplined life begins with a disiplined mind. We must be able to set our mind and keep it set concerning our desires and goals. This is huge for me, I tend to let my mind win and give up way to quickly. I know God made all of us to be conquerers.

One more...Discipline is the price of freedom. It is the door to liberation. When we are not disciplined, we become slaves; we fall under the power of things that should have no control over us. For example, when we don't discipline ourselves to eat healthily, we becomes slaves to fat, sugars and other subtances that are derimental to our phyical health. I can definately relate to this. I struggle with fightin off binges, dieting andand negative thoughts daily. Reading this chapter today really made me see things differently. I am strong enough, God made me and all of us strong enough to fight through anything!

Have you ever been a "slave" to anything, or doesanything have power over you?


Faith @ lovelyascharged said...

I just found your blog, and as I'm reading, I can see that you are a wise and strong woman who is certainly able to shake this cycle! As someone who also went through similar obstacles with disordered eating, I know that it is hard, but it is absolutely possible! We don't need to be slaves to calories, binging, the scale, or any other inconsequential matter. Whether or not you continue to blog is very personal (I found it was very healing for me), but at the end of the day, you will make it through this an even stronger woman!

sotm121097 said...

Thank you so much! Your words are so kind and make me want to keep going.

Denise said...

I just found your blog through Imanokie. I know alot of people find help through their blog. Maybe you should just take a break until you feel it.

Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun said...

I think its so important to always consider our goals and what sparks our passion. Then, even when its hard (bec it will be sometimes) we can know its worth the fight and keep going. I have considered giving up my blog MANY times in the past. But I feel so called to do it that I keep pushing on even when I want to quit.

That isn't to say you have to stay blogging - but if you feel good doing it and it provides you positives then keep going. If it only causes stress and unhappiness then its not worth it. Do what makes you happy at the core, even in frustrating times.

sotm121097 said...

Thanks for the comments. I think that I do need to keep blogging. I definately don't feel that it is stressing me out at all, I think that I tend to feel that way when things are just not going the way I would like. That is just no reason for me to give it up. I'm going to hang in there.