Hey SuperStarrs, have you ever felt SUPER EXCITED about something and so you start to share it with someone hoping they will be just as stoked as you. Instead you end up disappointed because not only are they not excited, but they look at you like you are CrAzY!!! They not only are not excited. They don’t care at all!!! I have experienced this a few times. I know how disappointing it can be and the possibility of their words trying to talk you out of your dream. That is why I knew I needed to share with y’all that it’s all good if people think you are CrAzY. In fact I LOVE it now!!! Let me explain more.
People with no passion will NEVER be able to get it. To them they feel it’s obsessive. They may even call you a fanatic or excessive about your exercising or commitment to eating healthy. To someone who doesn’t care or has no interest, any amount seems too much or obsessive. So they don’t see passion, they see obsessive. Like I said I LOVE it now when people look at me like I’m CrAzY!!! It reminds me that what I am doing and have already accomplished isn’t easy!!! It’s been God, hard work & dedication, that has helped me run my 7 Half Marathon Races. Also, because I know that God has Super Cool things for me, when I listen & obey. I know that I am CrAzY, but I’m CrAzY with a purpose!!! I know this now, however when I first started on my In The Weighting Journey a few times I started to allow the dream killers words to make me question. To start to question,
IF this could really happen???
WHY would God ever choose to help me???
WHAT would I have to give up???
WOULD it really be worth all the hard work it’d take to get there???
WHAT if I failed again???
The problem with all of the questions I had was each one was full of self doubt. I quickly realized. Was I gonna believe them or believe God??? I choose to fill my mind with life giving thoughts. Thoughts of,
What would I look like when I got there???
How much more energy could I have after losing all this extra weight???
If God has helped other people achieve their dreams & goal, Why not me???
What it would feel like to receive my bling after running my 1st Half Marathon???
How would it feel to shop at those store again???
Who could I help encourage & pass hope to???
What a world of possibilities could I open up for myself, if I didn’t have all this extra weight???
How many different adventures could God take me on, if I’d just Trust & Believe Him???
I decided I wanted to Trust & Believe God. Because He has promised me & you, that ALL things are possible with Him!!! Jesus said, “What is impossible with man IS possible with God!!!” Luke 18:27 As I encountered different times of people saying things or simply looking at me like I’m CrAzY. I quickly realized that if I allowed myself to meditate on their words, I could easily become discouraged, which could lead to me giving up. I decided that it doesn’t matter what others think of me, I only care what God thinks of me!!!
I made a video called Choose Life, where I talked about choosing life when making food choices but, SuperStarrs we can choose life in our thoughts too. We can choose to meditate on God’s Word, His Promises, and thoughts that give us peace, joy, & hope.
Remember SuperStarrs, that not everyone is gonna be stoked for you, but know that God always is!!! He is cheering for you to do great!!! He is excited for all the good things He has for your future. He declares, “For I know the plans I have for you. They are plans for good, not harm, to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 Know that I am also praying & cheering for you!!! Surround yourself with as much love as you can!!! Has there been a time in your past when God was there you for??? I’m talking like a healing, miracle, answered prayer or just a time you got a God wink. You had a need, you ask God for help & you were taken care of. Remember those times and use it to think about whenever you feel doubt or discouragement start to creep in. Kill it then. Say to yourself,
“God helped me before, He will do it again.”
“God’s helping me. I’m not doing this alone.”
“God has promised me a good future, so I’m working hard to get it!!!”
Kill those negative thoughts & doubts before they have a chance to kill your dream!!! Replace them with God’s promises & dream about the AWESOME future God has for you!!!
SuperStarrs, have you ever had someone question your passion by calling you obsessive, fanatic or excessive???
How will you handle it the next time it happens???
What are you passionate about???
Are you putting Faith into Action???
Be Patient & make Healthy Choices while you are “In The Weighting“!!!