Tuesday, December 14, 2010

MOTIVATION (or lack thereof)

I'm REALLY struggling with motivation these past few weeks.  This snow hasn't helped.  My lil' guys have been sick or Leslie has had sickness or other reasons that we can't meet.  I am chomping at the bit to get back on routine.  Honestly I just don't have the internal motivation or ambition yet to keep up with healthy eating/journaling/working out.  I want to do it I just don't/can't. 

Reminds me of Romans chapter seven.  Here is that passage vs. 14-25 in the NASB "For we know that the Law is spiritual, but I am of flesh, sold into bondage to sin. For what I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate. But if I do the very thing I do not want to do, I agree with the Law, confessing that the Law is good. So now, no longer am I the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me. For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh; for the willing is present in me, but the doing of the good is not. For the good that I want, I do not do, but I practice the very evil that I do not want. But if I am doing the very thing I do not want, I am no longer the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me. I find then the principle that evil is present in me, the one who wants to do good. For I joyfully concur with the law of God in the inner man, but I see a different law in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of  the law of sin which is in my members. Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, on the one hand I myself with my mind am serving the law of God, but on the other, with my flesh the law of sin."

So much I want to do...so much I need to do!!  God I pray that you would capture my heart, mind, soul and strength and give me YOUR grace to walk this journey.

Any thoughts out there?  How do you get back on track?  How do you stay motivated???  HELP!!!


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