Finish Strong

They're Just Them

It can be easy to think that other people can do things that you can't do. It's easy to look at people who are doing the things you wish you could do and think that they have something you don't have. They do: a different mindset.

You see, I can sit back thinking that I can't do the really cool things that other people are doing because I'm just me, or I can realize that they're just them

If you want to go to Italy or some other dream destination, go ahead and get your passport. That's the first step. Next, ask Jesus how He wants to provide the plane ticket. Maybe there's a temporary job He wants to open up to bring in the resources you need for the trip.

 
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If you want to start a business, google how to write a business plan, and then write it. You don't have to have everything figured out right away. The first step is to do some research. If you are reading this, it shows that you have access at the tips of your fingers to loads of helpful information to get you started.

If you want to improve your relationships, you can. You might have to be really vulnerable and have some awkward conversations, but what's on the other side of that is better than living with unhealthy patterns of behavior for the rest of your life. 

If you want to make some changes towards good health, you can do it. I'd even be happy to coach you along your health journey. 

Key idea: Don't disqualify yourself and think that you can't do the awesome things that you see other people doing. You are just as much of a person as they are. You truly can take steps towards your destiny starting today! 

Why I've Decided To Let My Mom Tell Me What To Do

I'm 41 years old, and I've decided to start letting my mom tell me what to eat. They say that the older you get, the more you realize your parents actually know. I guess I've reached that age.

You see, there are a lot of areas of my life that I'm doing really well in, but nutrition is definitely not one of them. My mom is a certified health coach, so I've decided to lean into her wisdom and move to a new level of health.

 
My mama,  Leanne Goff

My mama, Leanne Goff

 

I'm not one to jump on board with whatever the latest craze is, so when my friends and family started their health journeys, I didn't jump in like the rest of them. But after watching them for quite some time, I've come to the conclusion that now is the time for me to get with the program.

  • Do I want to lose weight? Sure.
  • Do I want to have more energy? Yep!
  • Do I want to be able to live well for years to come? Yes!
  • Do I want to put an end to the aches and pains? YES!

Maybe you do a really good job with nutrition but have other areas of your life that need shoring up. Maybe you need to strengthen your relationship with God or people or do some hard work on your finances. Taking care of these areas will allow you to live in peace. Why not take some steps to all around health today? 

I'm into my 40's now, and the aches and pains are increasing right along with my age. I'm finding myself walking with stiff joints the way my granny used to walk! So, that settles it. I'm starting my journey of taking my health back now!

When Not To Give Up

There will be days when you will want to give up. There will be times when no matter how much of an optimist you may be, you will come to the end of yourself.

There will be swirling accusations and confusion. Your head will feel foggy and you will wonder why on earth you ever thought it was a good idea to start down this path. 

This is all a part of the process. This is the battle that qualifies you for where you are going. God is building you for your future.

When you get to the moment where it feels like something breaks inside of you and you are ready to let go of your dream, don't let go. The breakthrough is right around the corner.

Remember that guy who gave up? Yeah, neither does anyone else.

When David went out to fight Goliath, he didn't just go up against a huge, strong fighter. That giant was also hurling accusations at him. Not only was Goliath dressed to strike fear, he was running his gigantic mouth trying to intimidate the courage out of David.

It was at that moment that David stood his ground, boldly declaring who he was and what he had come to do. He didn't stand back hesitantly; he ran to the battle and won a great victory! Imagine if he had succumbed to the intense intimidation and given up!

Victory is right around the corner if you stand your ground. Remember who you are in Christ and what He has called you to do, and never, ever give up!