Today has been a test of tenacity. How bad do you want it? Do you even want it? What is it that you want? Thinking through these things while preaching truth to myself has been a great exercise in perspective. I woke up two pounds heavier than expected in spite of dieting and working out consistently. My first thought was to give up, sit on the couch, and eat chocolate moping in self pity. But the word of God is applicable to every situation, even this.
His mercies are new every morning.
We are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Rejoice in all things.
Bless the Lord, O my soul.
So, after repenting of my narcissism and turning my thoughts to truth, I went to the gym and took care of this body that the Lord has blessed me with, with the goal to honor Him in all things, and thanking Him that I CAN workout, eat vegetables, and drink a gallon of water everyday. Thank God for truth that can renew our minds so we are not lost in a puddle of narcissistic self pity.