Focusing through the challenges

When a big event is going to happen in my life, or something that I’m really looking forward to is drawing near, people can have a tendency to feel suddenly unmotivated, or even fall ill.

I’ve had a request to talk more about overcoming this.

Whether psychosomatic, or an actual illness, the fact is that you feel bad. This is either the result of stress or an imbalance in your body’s chemistry.
I like to think of it as a challenge.

As a child and a teen, when I had a vacation, a dance recital or just an amazing opportunity come up, I’d start to feel sick closer to the day.

I missed out on so much because of this.

As an adult, I’ve faced the same situation. But I now see it as a challenge to rise up and take the opportunity that will let me enjoy something that I’d otherwise have missed out on.

Here’s how I rise up.

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Your own word

On Wednesday I heard a great message from pastor Rod.
He told us about living in the word of God.
One of my favourite words is:
For god did not give you a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, love and self-discipline. (2 Timothy 1:7)

This scripture has helped me to quit bad habits, lose weight and resist temptation. It’s also helping me to save money to move to Sendai.

It’s great to have a word like this in your heart, it’s encouraging and challenging at the same time.

Now if only I can get it to work on Chocolate.