“ Those who listen to instruction will prosper; those who trust the Lord will be joyful. ”
(Proverbs 16:20 NLT)
And He delivers, as He always does. The question I've been wrestling with in my heart was answered at the very moment I read this. I knew what He was telling me to do, I was just scared to do it.
I told you on my post on Sunday that Kev and I have had a rough week. I've been faced with the question as to whether or not I am in the right place to compete in the KC Weight Loss Challenge, and my heart is telling me NO. I've been terrified of what people will think; you'll think I quit because I didn't want to do it, I got scared, I'm lazy, (insert excuse here). But, this verse assured me this morning that I don't need acceptance from any PERSON, the only person I need acceptance from is God... and He has shown me that I need to walk away from the KC Weight Loss Challenge and focus on living a little more simply, take some quiet time to process things, take a "time-out" and spend some time with my husband and more time with God. So, that's what I'm going to do. Let me assure you this has not been an easy decision, but it's one I've needed to make so I can move on.
I want to thank you again for your votes to allow me the opportunity in the challenge, I am SO GRATEFUL for the outpouring of support I received. I am still so humbled by the kind words, messages, status updates, etc., that you all took the time to help me get into this challenge. I was really looking forward to it and I was so excited for the opportunity. Last Thursday my world was turned upside-down though and it changed my outlook on where I need to invest my time. I'm trusting God right now and I know He will not lead me down the wrong path so I'm just following His lead... I hope you know I was SO thankful I was given this opportunity; it was just the wrong time in my life.
Thanks for keeping us in your prayers... we feel them:)