Purpose in life

Sometimes I sit here and I wonder, why am I even here? Why has God left me here? So often in life I watch people get everything they want, even things that they don’t want and do not care about. I watch children being born to parents that abuse them. I watch people get great paying jobs and know that they did nothing to get them. Yet, here I sit.

Sitting here wondering, why I am here. I will never be the one thing that I have always wanted to be, a mother. I’ve come to realize that now. I can never hold down a job because of my health where we live, I realize that too. So, why am I here?

Before I get the inevitable call from people, I am not suicidal. I am questioning. I am questioning why God left me here. There has to be a purpose. God does not do anything without a reason. I know that. I know that deep to my core. So, I wonder, why am I here?

I do pray a lot and I listen for God’s answer, but I haven’t heard it yet. I haven’t gotten the peace that passes all understanding as to why I am here. I am in school right now, I thought that is where God wanted me but I don’t know. I don’t think so. I even told people before I started I don’t know why God is sending me. I just know He is. But, maybe it was to get me to this point of questioning what the purpose of it is.

I don’t know. I search the Scriptures, my heart, and everything else I can think of to find God’s plan in my life. But, I don’t know what it is. I don’t know how to find it at this point. My brother and sister are very successful in their careers. My sister has two beautiful kids. My brother has travelled the world and seen exotic things, yet here I sit. I have no known accomplishment but to know how to put on weight fast. Boy, I can tell you how to do that.

I also have more physical ailments than most anyone that I know at my age. And yet, I sit and wonder why my purpose in life is. God, I sure wish you would tell me because I don’t know. I don’t know what I am supposed to be doing. Where do you want me? Where do you need me?

Too many times I think people go through life just doing what they want. They don’t search out the will of God in their lives. But, what do you do when you do and God does not tell you? Where are you to go? What am I to think?

I look at my parents, they are highly successful. My mom is definitely successful at playing grandma to my niece and nephew, but here I sit. Not even being able to give my mom what she enjoys. The only kid I ever had was taken away. How do I wrap my head around that?

So what do you do when your life has no purpose? How do you find it? Where do you go?

Weigh In Results for Birthday Week

I don’t always publish my weigh in results on here. But, I felt it was important to do so today.

Losing weight does not mean you have to miss out of things like this!

After my birthday week, I got on the scale today and I was surprisingly down .2 pounds. I am ecstatic about those results. Normally I would be upset I only lost .2. But today was different. I am happy for these results because I had a wonderful birthday. I had the best birthday ever and enjoyed my cupcake.

Losing weight does not have to be about restrictions. While you are losing gift you do not have to forgo indulgences. I love my WW because of that. I get to enjoy my life and enjoy my days.

I for too long have tried to “diet.” Diets do not work. Diets only strict you and the reason people fall off of them is because you can’t live that way your entire life. You have to learn how to enjoy food and live with food for the rest of your life.

Just some food for thought. Hope you all have a blessed week. Looking forward to sharing some amazing news with you soon.

Fulfillment in One’s Own Skin

More than I would like to realize, I have been comparing myself to others. I compare myself to what they look like, what they do, and who they are. But I am finding that only does one thing. Make me unhappy.

As I travel this journey I’m on, I am coming to the terms of one thing. Happiness is what I make it. Fulfillment of my life is what I make it. Weight loss is not going to make me happy. Weight loss is going to make me healthy. New clothes are not going to make me pretty, improving who I am on the inside is going to make me pretty.

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A Road Less Traveled

I am finding the time during my recovery to sit down and think about my life goals. I am thinking about what I want to be when this journey to health is over. I am thinking about how I want to proceed with my life after all of this. One thing is for certain. The more I think about my hopes and dreams, the more certain I am not the person I want to be. But, I have two choices. I can sit here and wallow in self-pity or I can do something.

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” 
– Lao Tzu
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