Isn't it wonderful what a new year brings excitement for things ahead. One of the most inspiring things i have learnt however is this - that as long as we are willing - it doesn't matter what time of year month week or day it is - we can wake up and start a new journey. All we have to do is take that first step in our mind - whatever course we decide to take - as long as we take steps along this path every single day -soon enough we will get to our destination. Be it in our careers, business , weightloss , or spiritual life.
Id like to share a story which for me is an inspiration for just doing it! A story is told in the bible of lepers who used to sit outside the gates of a city of old. It was a time of great famine in the land, i bet the kind that kills you eventually - not to mention this guys were already leprous.
Their neighboring city had food inplenty but it belonged to their enemies. (Back then all one needed to kill you was not liking you ) .
They analysed their situation and decided it was time ! If they went on with their normal lives ,( begging at the gates for food ) they would surely die as per the current situation. If they went into the city , their enemies would have them killed but there was a small chance they would let them live - and that meant they would have food in plenty .
And they took off! I imagine making this decision was very tough and the actual journey wasnt easy -think about it - having to walk a long distance on an empty stomach where you risk death ( most leppers have no limbs).
They took off painstakingly and am sure this was one of the hardest things they had ever thought they would ever do ..And when they got to the city - they found their enemies had fled and left all the food and gold and whatever else they probably dreamt of - was there for their taking.
Am guessing this marked the end of their begging days as they were the first in this desserted city.
I can imagine how glad they were that they took the torturous journey in the first place- even as they considered the options on outcome they had not considered this as one of them!It was a million ways better than what they imagined. I bet they wondered what they had been doing at the city gates all this years :-) and why they had not made this decision sooner .(God had caused the Syrians who lived here to hear loud chariots and a huge army and they therefore fled as they were sure the Israelites had attacked them.
Two lessons i learnt here . First the famine...is most definitely our current situation.
Am sure we are not always confronted with a die or die real life situation - but this is so true with other areas of our lives - and am sure we can relate . So is there something we are looking to do/start this new year ...and are always afraid to start- lets just do it ! Two end results - we succeed and find things are a million times better than we thought they would be , or we fail - and things remain as they are today . I would rather the former ....wouldnt you ?
If you are wondering what this has to do with weight loss -This includes weightloss too ! So off we go and all the best in all our new beginning!
P.S i do hope i can clean out the cobwebs in this blog and keep the fire burning .
I pray this story will inspire you as much as it did me and lets JUST DO IT!!!!!