All of this website has been dedicated to health with good nutrition and exercise programming, but I wanted to post something a little different because it is a even more important part of my life than my passion for health.
Recently I had to make a decision with my job. I had to decide if I wanted to stay with a new company LA fitness, that bought out Lifestyle Family Fitness which I have worked for for the past 5 years, or no longer be employed by them. As some of you know, this transition also came at a time when I was in my last trimester of pregnancy. I still have about 2 months to go and no matter if I stayed or if I left, I would be losing my vacation time and possibly my short term disability coverage that I was going to use for maternity leave. I decided that it would be best for me to leave the big corporation and venture out on my own. If anyone knows me they know that I like to plan everything, so to venture out on my own made me feel very anxious at times. I believe that God has put this in my path to show me I need to lean on Him, and not on my own planning and work.
I have always tried to do daily devotions but sometimes I would let the busyness of life take over and it would be an afterthought by the end of the day. Now I have a little extra time and I feel that it is needed each day in order to keep me from getting anxious and scared. I am a worrier by nature and to not know if money is coming in terrifies me sometimes, ok, a lot of times actually. One thing that set in my mind was a phrase spoken 2 weeks ago by the arts pastor of Discovery church Joe Loveless. He said “Do we say every day ‘I got this’, instead of asking God to take care of it daily?” It’s true. So many things get my focus daily that I forget to go to God and ask Him to help me out. I believe this whole transition has made me lean into Him every day. I have to trust that He will take care of all our needs and the needs of our new little girl when she arrives. So far things have worked out fine and I actually do not feel as nervous as I thought I would. The moment I start to think too much or let my worry take over, I have to just shoot up a little prayer and I feel more relaxed. Relax is not a word that typically fits in my vocabulary, but I feel that I have been able to a little more. Which I also think is God’s way of telling me to get ready for the craziness of a newborn in just weeks from now!
“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed” Proverbs 16:3
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding,will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6&7