Thursday, June 19, 2014

Trust the Process

Amongst all those instagrams and facebook posts of perfectly glistening chiseled bodies (NOT mine) there are always these really catchy “get fit” encouragement quips and sayings.

I really love them, and, if I’m being really honest, it’s the BIGGEST reason I don’t hide your photos (there are just some things you sacrifice to give life to three beautiful babies!!).

There is one that is circling around right now that I just love the mostest:

“Trust the Process.”



I.LOVE.THIS.

I love that it encourages those trying to lose weight, or get fit, or eat clean, or lower their cholesterol, WHATEVER, that it’s not always going to be, like, BAM instant results.

That you have to take baby steps, each and every day, and that some days are going to be really, really hard.

But isn’t this saying (I still don’t know if this is a meme or not?) just so applicable to our walk with Christ?

When temptation comes along and you hear the enemy slithers and whisper, “What does it really matter? Isn’t your Jesus all about grace…”

When we pray and pray and pray and … silence.

When we read our Bibles and it just confuses us even more then we were before we started.

                (side note: I once heard someone say that a science experiment wasn't a success unless it raised more questions than it answered. I love thinking about this when I’m going through my Bible reading because this happens to me often. But faith and growth isn't something to be achieved. It’s to be journeyed.)

The Bible says that we can “Trust the Process.”

Even when we see no results.

Even when it hurts.

Even when we feel like we’re going to puke.


We, fellow Christians, can “Trust the Process.”

Isaiah 40: 28-31
"Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the end of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who HOPE is the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint."



*image from runnersworld.com*

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