Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Who are You Following?

A lot of people have told me that my journey has inspired them to join Weight Watchers or to go on some other kind of diet.

I think this is wonderful!  It is also very humbling.  It encourages me to do my best so I can continue to be an encouragement to others.  Giving up is simply not an option when I know there are others counting on me to succeed because that will help them succeed!

The problem with being followed, however, is that at some point I'm bound to disappoint.  I might say something in this here blog that is stupid or offensive, or maybe someone will get tired of how I whine about having to go to church potlucks...and then what?  What will happen to those who are following in my footsteps?  Will they become discouraged and quit?  There have been many times in my life and in my weight loss efforts when I have put my faith, trust and hope into another person...and have been severely de-railed when they didn't live up to my expectations. 

So while I am very happy to have so many people moving toward a healthier life through my example, I encourage any who are doing so not to put your faith, trust and hope into me.  Put it into our Lord and Savior, because He is the only one who will never dissapoint you.  He is also the one who will get you through the hard times, pick you up when you've fallen, and love you no matter what!  He is the not-so-secret of my success.  If you want to follow my example, then follow Him.


1 comment:

  1. Hi Cindy,

    Every day I think, "Ok. This is my favorite blog post." And today is no different! I love this idea.

    "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame and sat down at the hand of God the Father Almighty." Hebrews 12 something...

    What a beautiful image of us all walking alongside each other with our eyes fixed on Jesus. When we want others to fulfill our hopes and expectations we are bound to be disappointed eventually. Because humans are just so...human.

    Thank you for a wonderful reminder.

    Love you,
    Your sister
    P.S. It's the Apple! I can post on my PC! Bummer.


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