Since I've been MIA on my blog, I figured I need to bring it back and do a better job at keeping this up. I originally started my blog as my outlet for my fitness journey. However, I've transitioned my hobby into my career and where does one go after they've lost their weight?
For me I find myself asking what's next? Where does one go after losing a bunch of weight? It's like you have a completely different identity. Some people don't even recognize you and you may not even recognize yourself. So this whole question of identity consumes me.
Who is ALISON? Trainer Chick who lost weight Gym Rat Fit Chick Obsessed Person Person who doesn't eat carbs (that's not true) :) Woman who lives in exercise clothes Shoe lover (I've always loved shoes though!) Fitness Guru Nutrition Educator Bad Ass
This is just a list of terms I've been called on social media or to my face. I'm sure if I put a poll out there, I would get tons of responses of how people perceive me. But really, who AM I? Who do I want to be perceived as?
So a few weeks ago in church I heard the Worship Leader say something along the lines of; "How can you achieve Greatness without the GREAT ONE as #1?" I wrote that down because it struct a cord in my heart. To be honest, with all these titles or peoples perception of me... How many times can I say I identified as a follower of Christ? I truly cannot accomplish ANYTHING without Him. Yet, so many times I try to accomplish greatness WITHOUT Him. I try to do this and that on my own power and strength, but then get frustrated when things don't workout. But I truly have to ask myself, "Am I trying to Achieve Greatness without the GREAT ONE?"
So as the pastor discussed being STRONG in different ways through different SEASONS, I have to take a step back. IT'S AUGUST... we have TWO seasons left in 2018. I have to ask myself, what have I been trying to achieve the last two seasons WITHOUT the Great One and WHAT can I achieve in these next TWO seasons WITH Him as number one?
Mentally, Relationally, Physically, Emotionally, Spiritually, Financially... Am I growing? Am I letting God be #1 in each? Humbly, I can say no. I let Him be #1 in the things that are EASIEST for Him to be number one in, and I white knuckle the rest. However, today's blog is me coming to the understanding and realization that I haven't let God be number one in many of these areas. I seem to think my plans are better that his.
But I'm reminded... Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
Cheers to the last two SEASONS of 2018 and letting God be #1!