“In order to receive real comfort and move forward, you have to let the false comforts go. Simple as that. Yes, it takes courage. It can be scary and hard. But say to yourself that you are willing to go to the other side of hard. That is where your reward is. It is waiting for you. All it takes is a commitment to forward motion, step by step. And you will get there!”
Excerpt from Day 4 of You Version The Weight Loss Scripture Devotional by Kimberly Taylor
“But say to yourself that you are willing to go to the other side of hard. That is where your reward is. It is waiting for you.”
That sentence made me wake up, literally. I was asleep and the alarm went off on my phone. As I was turning it off I noticed the reminder for Day 4 of my devotional popped up and so before I put my feet on the floor I read it. When I got to that sentence I had to go back and re-read it. Because at that moment I was sore from the three days of exercise I had begun on Monday. I had made a commitment to get up and do more exercise before going to my doctor’s appointment and then on to work.
Oh, how I didn’t want to do it. But God used those words + scripture to speak to me specifically. He was reminding me He is with me, giving me strength and encouragement. He is giving me an open door of opportunity to go forward in what I know is the right thing to do. He is giving me a choice. A choice ‘to go to the other side of hard.’
So I got up, put on my exercise clothes, started the DVD and did the hard. And you know what, when I was finished it did not feel like it had been hard. It felt good. Then I was encouraged that it was a new day, full of mercy and grace.
I was rewarded with the news that I have lost 6 lbs. So there you have it…the other side of hard is GOOD NEWS!
Now to do it again. 🙂