Thought for the Day: Just because something is hard doesn’t mean it is impossible. Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I’m possible. Sometimes the things in life that seem the most impossible are the ones that we must chase after to prove wrong.
Just because something is hard doesn’t mean it’s wrong… it just means it is HARD! Don’t over think that basic fact! Embrace the process. Tweak some things. Figure out what you need to learn through it… and HANG IN THERE! Remember, if the plan doesn’t work, change the plan.. not the goal!!
I love the journal entry that Lysa Terkeurst shares in her Unglued Devotional, which talks about her making imperfect progress. Imperfect changes are slow steps of progress wrapped in grace… imperfect progress.
Progress. Just make progress. It’s okay to have setbacks and the need for do-overs. It’s okay to draw a line in the sand and start over again – and again. Just make sure you are moving the line forward. Move forward. Take baby steps, but at least take steps that keep you from being stuck. Then change will come. And it will be good.
Like everything in my life, sometimes I just need to start over… again and again. This covers topics of faith, family, fitness and food. Yes, even the topic of homeschooling. The amazing thing about God’s love is that he gives us grace to start over. He brings new mercies each day.
If you, or I, slip up on our nutrition plan… we can dust ourselves off and start over. If we forget to spend time in God’s word… we can dust off our Bible and start new. If we find that something isn’t working with our training plan, our daily routine, or our weekly expectations… we can always rework, re-tweak and re-plan. It is possible to reach our goal. We need to be consistent, determined, focused.
“Practice these things; immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress.” 1 Timothy 4:15
Either way, I am determined to succeed. I am focused on my goals. I will reach my goals. Just because it is hard, doesn’t mean it is impossible. For whatever I hold in my mind on a consistent basis is exactly what I will experience in my own life.
What is something that you are struggling to see as a possibility today? Is it a fitness goal? Weight loss? Or does it involve your faith or family?
What do you do when you are trying to overcome the word impossible when reaching your goals?