I love people and care a lot. It brings me great joy to help others improve their health and life. I am thrilled for my client’s success, but I have noticed over the years one constant thing: their desire for change is immense, strong accountability is key, but exploration and assessment of habits, nutrition, and lifestyle is vital for long lasting results. Old, poor habits can have a grip on us requiring more than just a to-do and not to-do list; or trying something new for 30 days and seeing if it sticks. We all set goals, but at times need a restart and repeat. Transformation requires cultivating discipline together, a little “T.L.C.”, as well as understanding that optimal health is a state of well-being where the mind, physical body, and spiritual life are all in balance.
The Fade & Stubborn Habits
Do you feel like a flower withering away? I have. Our motivation fades when issues pour down and discouragement nearly blows us over. So, what happens next? The stubborn habits creep back in. I think many approach life as one finish line or a specific deadline to fulfill goals and dreams, perhaps giving up too soon.
I believe life is a journey of twists, turns, mountains, and valleys leading us to search and discover purpose. -Stephanie
Those mountaintop seasons are beautiful, and we should enjoy and smell the roses. But I was reminded the other day of an old song, “I beg your pardon, I never promised you a rose garden.” Life is tough, but when it is good, we can become addicted to ease and control, but oh how we need a balanced perspective to keep us on track. Complacency sneaks in and has the capacity to blind our true condition. With that said, many may never see their full potential.
Sometimes we need a heart-to-heart reality check. Ignoring change can bury our need deeper. The void gets wider. With life’s unexpected events we must fix our eyes on more than just the mountaintop or finish line. You see, God has a perfectly designed plan for your life. The moment you realize that these obstacles are actually the vehicle to drive you to your purpose, then you can endure. I have experienced those devastating seasons in life, and they are meant to bring strength, purpose, growth, healing, joy, and fulfillment while greatly impacting others along the way.
We Weren’t Meant to Struggle Alone
My heart burns to take this journey with you, for you it’s a decision that I’d like to call Your Promise. The hard stuff can be overcome once we identify the culprit of resistance and persevere through the pain with an undeniable belief that we can accomplish great things. I have experienced the trials and the triumphs, and through it all have learned to embrace the one who identifies me as a winner.
The Bible says that “God has given us great and precious promises that enable you to share in His divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.” (2 Peter 1:4)
Not only that, but in Psalms 145:13,14 we are encouraged that “the Lord is faithful to all His promises and loving toward all He has made. He upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.”
The Promise of Transformation is for You
Why not you!? If you even knew ALL that God has in store for you! Wow! But that is where faith comes in. You have been given all you need—His love, glory, strength, and excellence. Prayer and obedience will guide you to take action.
Then look what God will do: “He fulfills the desires of those who fear Him; He hears their cry and saves them.” (verse 19)
Now is your moment to get focused with determination and dependence on God’s plan to prosper you, and cause you to bloom.