Courage To Live The Change

Posted: February 27, 2014 in Made To Crave, Proverbs 31 OBS, Uncategorized
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Here we are in week 6 of our Proverbs 31 “Made To Crave” journey. I spent a few minutes today looking back at the pictures on my camera roll…and wow! I found a photo taken literally one week before Made To Crave started. The picture was of me and my older two boys just goofing off, preparing to enjoy some hot chocolate. I compared this grin to a picture I took just two days ago, snuggling with our eldest kiddo. I was shocked at how different I appeared in the more recent picture. Funny how just a few weeks can truly make such an impact. 


But I’ve decided my journey living a healthier life – a more fulfilled life – leaving the ” I’m a survivor” mindset behind and embracing the reality that I will live for today in His promises….that journey is still continuing. I’m far from done yet. 

But going down this new road is scary. I’m not exactly sure about my next move. I’m not sure how far I will run, or the right foods to try with our family, or if shooting for running a 5k in March is just plain crazy. In fact, I’ll admit this…most days I find myself gazing back at my reflection going, “Who are you?! I like the new you…but who are you really? Are you here to stay?!” Sometimes it takes a bit to allow changes to grow on you. 

I want to go beyond hoping this change will indeed occur permanently. 

I want to go beyond simply just believing and memorizing Gods plans for my life.

I want to have the courage, daily to make change stick. 



I will have a daily quiet time with my Abba Daddy.

I will continue on my c25k plan and eventually just run three miles three mornings a week.

I will continue to choose wise food options and keeping a food journal tracking my eating habits. 

I will continue to remain accountable to my study group.,

I will continue to live as His loved and precious child. 


Life is way too short to get comfortable and blend in. God gave us a joy to stand-out and take courage to make the changes we know that will bring us closer to Him. I believe I’m on my way. For the first time in a long time I feel like I know where I’m going and I have the courage through Him to press-on. 

So…who is with me? 

  1. I am so with you! YES WE CAN DO THIS! Thank you for encouraging so many of us with your writing!

  2. sherisesmith says:

    Amen! I, too, feel the courage to press on! Wow, what a difference in your two photos, very awesome. Thanks for sharing your goals…I look forward to the next phase as well.

  3. Missy says:

    Bethany, I love your recognition of hope for continued change! I pray God continues to change you and that your attitude of Overcoming just keeps growing.

    🙂 Missy (OBS Blog Hop Team)

  4. Janet says:

    Yes I will have the courage to make it happen. LOVE this -Life is way too short to get comfortable and blend in. God gave us a joy to stand-out and take courage to make the changes we know that will bring us closer to Him

  5. I am with you!! Thank you for your love, friendship…We’re overcomers!!

  6. Great encouragement in this blog! I love your positive attitude and your written out action plan.

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