Have you ever watched somebody make major changes in their life and thought, “Man, I wish I could do that. It just seems too hard.” You think of all the changes you’d have to make. Even as you just think about it you can feel your body, mind and will fighting against it. It’s depressing and discouraging and just the idea of making the changes makes you want to curl up in bed, grab a tub of ice cream and make it all just go away.
Is this familiar at all? I have definitely been there.
Want to know something? It is actually MUCH harder to be there, in that emotional state wishing for change, than it is to actually change. It’s not the change that is hard, it’s finding the right way to go about the change that is most difficult.
An incredibly wise man once said:
“When obedience ceases to be an irritant and becomes our quest, in that moment God will endow us with power.” (Ezra Taft Benson)
I have found you can substitute the word obedience for just about anything.
When weight loss ceases to be an irritant and becomes our quest, in that moment God will endow us with power.”
When parenthood/exercise/healthy eating/financial stability, etc. ceases to be an irritant and becomes our quest, in that moment God will endow us with power.
When something becomes a quest nothing and nobody can stop you…and you know it.
Start your quest today.