Follow-through

This morning I woke up with “follow-through” on my mind.  It’s easy to start something but not near as easy to finish. Here is the definition…”carrying some project or intention to full completion”.  When it comes to eating right, the phrase “I’ll start Monday!” comes to mind.   Do I really do it?  You have to follow-through when you pitch a baseball or it won’t go the direction you want it too.  Follow- through is huge to me right now.  For those who have been following me for a while or who are a personal acquaintance, you know that I have been eating right since December!  This journey has not been an easy one.  I am closing in on 60 pounds lost today.  I will be thrilled to hit that number.  It is easy to give in some days and to eat something that I shouldn’t.  It’s easy to blow one meal and try to justify it as “ok”.  For me, it’s all about follow-through at this point.  I have GOT to keep going.  This is one of the hardest journey’s of my life!  It sounds silly to me that food is a journey that would be tough.   I am a glutton.  My numbing, go-to, salve of the soul was food!  I have had to change my focus off of food for comfort and onto Jesus Christ!  It sounds kinda silly…I realize that but, it’s not.  If it were easy all Christians would be thin and in shape!  Have you looked around lately?  I in no way want to hurt your feelings if you  struggle with this sin but, look at it for what it is..sin.  Sin blocks us from a full, thriving relationship with God.  I want God!  I want more of Him and less of me.  If that means choosing the hard, long, winding road…that’s what I want! 

Follow-thru…

Has God asked you to do something that you’ve failed to follow-through with?  Give money to a person in need.   Encourage a friend with a letter or e-mail.  Avidly working on a struggle you face each day.  Loving someone who is like hugging a porcupine.  Getting rid of sin you are hanging on too.  I urge you to do it! 

This Casting Crowns song says it all. 

The Altar and the Door

Careless, I am reckless
I’m a wrong way traveling, slowly unraveling, shell of a man
Burn out, I’m so numb now
That the fire’s just an ember way down in the corner, of my cold, cold heart

Lord this time, I’ll make it right
Here at the altar I lay my life
You’re kingdom come and my will was done
My heart is broken as I cry….

Like so many times before
I flood my eyes
I try before I leave the floor
Oh Lord I try…(I’ll try)
but this time Jesus how can I be sure
I would not lose my follow through
between the altar and the door

Here at the altar
Oh my world so black and white
How could I ever falter
What you’ve show me to be right

Lord this time (Lord this time)
I’ll make it right (make it right)
Here at the altar I lay my life
You’re kingdom come, but my will was done
my heart is broken as I cry

Like so many times before
but my eyes, are dry before I leave the floor
Oh Lord I try… (I’ll try)

but this time Jesus how can I be sure
I would not lose my follow through
between the altar and the door

I’m trying so hard, to stop trying so hard
just let you be who you are
Lord who You are in me

Jesus I’m trying so hard
to stop trying so hard
Just let you be who you are
Lord who You are in me, Oh Lord I…

Cry….
like so many times before
but my eyes are dry before I leave the floor
Oh Lord I try…(I’ll try)
but this time Jesus how can I be sure
I would not lose my follow through
between the altar and the door

Cry…(My eyes are dry)
Like so many times before (So many times)
But my eyes (eyes)
Are dry before I leave the floor
Oh Lord I try (I’ll try)
But this time Jesus how can I be sure
I would not lose my follow through
between the altar and the door

try…(trying so hard)
like so many times before… (try so hard)

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2 thoughts on “Follow-through

  1. Keep going, girl! You can do all things through Christ.

    I have 2 today:
    1.) trusting God to meet our financial needs
    2.) loving someone very porcupine-ish. (2 someones actually)

    Thanks for the inspiration to keep at it!

    • Thanks Marla! I’m happy to be an encouragement in any way I can! We are praying for you all…the zoo trips, other ministry opportunities. I’ll add the porcupinish people to my list!

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