After hearing several people enthusiastically share about juicing during the past few months, I decided to try it for myself. Being very practical, I didn’t want to buy an appliance that I may never use again, so put out a call to see if anyone had a juicer to loan me. Many replies telling me how much I would love juicing came in. This should have encouraged me, but instead made me nervous. What if it wasn’t a good experience for me?
A friend offered to loan me her juicer and although I took her up on the offer, second thoughts were creeping in and it took me weeks before I actually made arrangements to get it from her. Then, I had almost a month of wondering when a good time to start would be. Excuses to put it off were very plentiful. It seems the hardest step to take is the first one. Finally I started my 3 day juice detox. Following a plan with the menus and recipes set out made it easy for me to complete. Surprisingly, the juice tasted good and I did not feel hunger or a craving for food. When I completed my 3 days, not only did I have a sense of accomplishment, but I had lost a couple of pounds and felt healthier.
For me, the big lesson here is about much more than juicing. I need to stop second guessing myself and looking for excuses. God wants to work through me and this can only be accomplished if I trust him and take the first step in the direction he is leading me. Once I am willing to take that step he will lead me to do more than I ever thought possible.
Show me the right path, O Lord; point out the road for me to follow. (Psalm 25:4 NLT)
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So true Tandy — it’s something I really ‘got’ this past week at Choices — it is my choice… to tie up my runners and get running, or not — and in the end, I am the one who benefits…. or not! Hugs.
Louise, I am understanding that more and more lately!
Tandy, this is so true! The first step is often the hardest and a person’s own psyche can hold them back. Then, once you start you realize how easy, or beneficial, it is!
Congrats on your juicing adventure!
Thanks Kimberly. After that first step, the others get progressively easier!
Wow Tandy! Love how you share a personal experience and bring spirituality into
the story. Yes stepping out of our comfort zone, trusting God to lead us, allowing
us to experience a lesson is so powerful. I have been in those moments several times
in the last year. Love the scripture you used !
Blessings to you!
Thanks for your comments Anne. I’m learning to trust instead of hanging on to my own fears.
Great lesson today Tandy. Thank you very much.
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I appreciate you following my blog Renee.
We all procrastinate with something. This is a great admonition to just DO IT NOW!
Thelma, procrastination has always been one of my favourite self defeating games! It’s only when I recognize it that I can do something different. Thanks for following my blog and for your comments.
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