Pema Gives A Lesson

I bet it’s pretty clear that I have some pretty bad habits. I have a tendency to make mountains out of molehills, hold on to things that serve me no purpose, and repeat mistakes. I have asked God on many occasions to free me of these crazy tendencies… over and over… and over again.

Now, I’m not one to question God but I must say I’ve been wondering WHEN this cycle of mine will finally be clear for good and I can move on. I need to just have faith and let God take over. This I believe.

The other day I turned on my computer and Facebook was on the screen and I actually found my answer. There was a quote from author Pema Chodron on the screen. I read it and GASPED.

“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.”

There it was! THE answer! My weight has always been a thought concern obsession of mine and I’ve always had success but it was limited success. I would fall off the wagon for a moment and beat myself up for a month (while indulging in cake to ease the beating). I’m not learning anything in these cycles and I’m surely not trusting God 100%! THAT IS MY LESSON. My pain isn’t in the predictable nature of my failure but in not giving it to God and trusting that He will handle it.

I love that an insightful Tibetan Buddhist like Pema Chodron brought this Christian girl even closer to God.

Do you trust God? Do you think He can help with your weight loss?

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