Here are a couple observations I just had that I thought I would share with all ten of my readers…
Overweight vs. Debt
1. It is very easy to gain weight, just like it is very easy to get in debt.
2. Both can be very bad for your health (both physically and mentally).
3. It’s just about as hard to lose weight as it is to get out of debt.
4. When you finally work up the resolve to attack one, you can usually do both.
5. The processes that keep one out of debt and at a desirable weight also seem to make one feel better.
I could go on and on with comparisons between Debt and Weight, but I think you probably see what I’m getting at. Just like I said the other day, The deepest holes tend to be the easiest to fall into. This is true for being overweight, as well as being in debt, and since we have resolved to get ourselves out of debt, I find myself also having a renewed drive to lose weight and get myself happy. It’s almost like one single turn in a positive direction helps to spur on other turns which all combine together to make us healthier, happier, smarter and a whole bunch of other good stuff that ends with -ier!
So I guess what I’m really trying to say is if you are really struggling with something like weight loss, getting out of debt, or really anything that seems to be too big for you to handle, all you need to do is start making turns toward the right direction, and soon everything will start following. The thing you have to be careful about though, is making sure when you begin to make those turns you don’t just stop halfway and say “well, at least I’m better off than I was.” Keep it going and when you finally arrive at the end, I’m sure you will be glad you did not give up.
By the way, if you’re wondering what the first thing you should turn around is, for me it was turning back to trusting God. That is one thing I’ll never finish until the day I finally see him face to face, but it is the one most important thing I must keep working on.