Monday, November 2, 2009

Monday Morning Question of the Day

Lately I have been very UNdisciplined in lots of areas of my life-
eating, exercise, time with the Lord-
and boy can I tell.

I can tell in how I feel, in how I think, in my attitude, in my heart.
In all three areas, I KNOW I'm making poor choices-
I actually think as I make them, "I shouldn't do this" and yet I still do.
It makes me so frustrated with myself and so disappointed in myself.

But instead of beating myself up over it anymore
(as I have been doing for weeks now),
I've decided that today is a new day and God's mercies are so thankfully new every morning.

So today, I'm going to do something about it.
No more whining, no more complaining,
no more beating myself up over my lack of discipline.
I'm going to make three short term, realistic goals.

Today I'm committing this week to:
1. Exercising 3 times this week.
2. Making better food choices-
which includes NO candy/cookies/cake/brownies/etc.
3. Making my Bible study time a priority-
ahead of and before of TV, FB, computer, etc.

So what are your goals for this week?
Will you share them with me?
I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.
Phil. 4:13


  1. Great post and boy do I hear you! Lots of room for improvement in those areas and more in my life too.

    This weeek I am going to do the daily devotions from the Stewardship series our Pastor is preaching on for the next 3 weeks. I will make a commitment to exercise and stretch daily. I will also commit to having a thankful heart daily.

    Thanks Shannon for raising the bar...I tend to just get thru my days and not have a purposeful outlook.

  2. I am going to rest more.
    I am going to listen more and talk less.
    I am going to be more grateful for the life I have.

  3. I am going to finish the cap I am making for my knitting class. (I have not touched it in a week and it is due tomorrow night. I like plain old knit stitch better than knit purl knit purl knit purl.) :)

    I am going to toss out the rest of the Halloween candy. Garrett has a tummy ache today from eating so much of it.

    I am going to try to get more out of my Wednesday evening Bible Study group. (I changed groups in September.) This one is 30 minutes closer to my house, so it is a lot more convenient as far as travel time. I like the people who attend - it just isn't as spiritual as my former group to me.

    Like Vonnie said, you raise the bar high for the rest of us and I am glad.

    Best of luck with accomplishing your list!

  4. Such a great post, my friend. I know admitting when you're struggling with something is not an easy task for you so I'm proud of you. You ROCK!

  5. I am getting up at 530 for 7 days straight for quiet time and exercise....I have really fallen off the wagon. Made it two days so far-

  6. Thank you Shannon for sharing this...being honest. I can relate to every word!

    A goal I have found myself working on as I have, u-hum, gotten older..........not to just 'let myself go' and be unhealthy physically....but, to accept myself for who I am! For how God made me to be. I am not going to have the genetics for what I think is the 'perfect' body type and size....and, what am I telling a God who made me when I am so critical of myself, and unaccepting all the time!

    And, a major, shorter term goal to put time with Him before other desires!
    Blessings to you!