Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Engage Maverick!

I would say I am from the "Top Gun" generation, "Top Gun" as in the movie with Tom Cruise.  My lifes recent and present circumstances remind me of the time when the lead character, Maverick in the movie, is facing hardships and is unable to get back into the game of life. While in a "dog fight" (fighter planes exchanging into battle) Mavericks wing man pleads with him to engage in the battle, not to pull away in fear and doubt.  Well, I relate to this scene and I am here to ENGAGE in the battle.  No more fear No more doubt, I am ready to get out of my circumstances, mentally, and move forward. 

My family has moved out of our home and have taken indefinate residency in my parents home.  This is not the outcome that I was intenting; however the silver lining is that my family is happy and very comfortable. Sometimes we have to let go of our intentions and weigh out the actual situation.  With my current circumstanes properly weighed out I am ready to move forward and not look back. Since the last time I blogged, I have been doing well on my weight meaning I am hovering at +/- 5 pounds, but that is not good enough.  I am getting back to my disipline and getting out of this holding pattern.  I am Maverick engaging in the dog fight.

My prayer yesterday was, "God, what now"  and I begged Him to give me a scripture.  I opened the Bible to Isaiah 1: 16-17
16 Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes! Cease to do evil,
17 Learn to do right! Seek justice, relieve the oppressed, and correct the oppressor. Defend the fatherless, plead for the widow.
I though, "Okay, I will focus on that".  I realize that God knows my confusion and knows my heart.  He desires me to do good in the storms of life, take my eyes off the negative, and stay focused on Him.  I understand and I am so ready to be transformed in my mind.  Transformed to not think on the things that I don't understand, but to stay focused on the moment and make the moment count for something to my greater good ie. staying health, losing weight, spending time with my family, and doing the right thing.  The scripture also gives a promise, I love those, it continues to say.......

Isaiah 1: 19
19 If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land;
and I like that!

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