For the past two or three weeks, I have been on a weight loss plateau. I began my journey on November 5th, 2016 and until recently, the weight has been falling off of me. Right now, the scale and the inches aren’t budging. At all. Granted, they aren’t going UP, either, which is relatively great news. At least I know I’m not doing anything wrong, I just need to, 1. be patient, and 2. maybe tweak some things to jump-start the weight loss again. The research I’ve done suggests this type of thing does happen, and they say just keep doing what you’re doing, and it should right itself. Remember that #1 where I said, “be patient”? Yeah, SO not my forte at the moment. My patience fruit of the Spirit is more like a raisin than a watermelon, but God will finish what He started! I REFUSE to give up. I REFUSE to quit. So, I won’t. It’s that simple.
I’ve been feeling as though I’m in a spiritual plateau, as well. I love the Lord so much, but it just seems daunting to get in the Word, prayer and everything in between. The amazing thing about my Father is, He’s still here. He still speaks to my spirit. I feel His presence, and lately, even with all of this, His presence has been even more tangible. The ENORMITY of His Love for me and for you is BEYOND human comprehension, and I want to understand and know it as much as I can on THIS side of Heaven. He’s been speaking about certain things for me lately through a VERY dear friend, and He is ADAMANT that it’s time I get with the program, dig in my heels and do/be what He has called and created me to do/be. The abundant life he spoke of in His Word isn’t for when we get to Heaven; it’s for here. Now. At this very moment and in every moment. John 10:10 (The Passion Translation): A thief has only one thing in mind—he wants to steal, slaughter, and destroy. But I have come to give you everything in abundance, more than you expect—life in its fullness until you overflow!” Life on this earth is far too short; there is far too much to be done.
I’m so glad God doesn’t give up. His Love never changes never diminishes never falters. Life is a journey of valleys, mountaintops, wildernesses and deserts. But the great news is, these too, shall pass. In the meantime, He is ALWAYS here. NEVER will He leave us or forsake us. EVER (Deuteronomy 31:6). There are numerous situations in the Bible where mankind faced trials, tribulations, peril and even the possibility of death. But there are two words that bounce off the pages like a basketball on a gym floor: “But God.” As my friend and I discussed today, He is our Defender and our Champion. Trials will come. But God. Tragedies will happen. But God. Life happens. But God.
These plateaus are temporary, but His Love is eternal. THANK GOD!