How Not to Quit

How do we keep with it? How do we keep with anything that is worth fighting for?

I have had the flu. It has been an especially challenging week. I could not have made it through without the support and love from my husband, who also happened to have the flu. It was the worst kind, they say, the Type A flu. I do not remember ever being in so much pain that even my skin hurt. I wish it on no one.

Laying down most of the week has given me time to think, pray, and seek. The Lord has been ministering to my heart the last few days that I have been recovering.

He keeps saying, “Be careful this does not become about all that you can do, rather than all that I can do. Be careful this does not become more about doing for me, than about seeking Me.”

This life is less about all that we can do, and more about all that God can do. #thepointedlife

And this can be anything we endeavor to do for the glory of God, including healthy living.

“Not in your own strength, for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you energizing and creating in you the power and desire, both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight.” Phil 2:13 AMP

I leave with you with just a few practical tips that I think can apply for almost every area of your life that you hope to shape and point toward your God-given purpose.

Seek God.
Write goals.
Plan ahead.
Hold all plans loosely.
Allow yourself a rest day.
Seek God.
Focus on what you should do,
rather what you should not.
Discover what works for
your body and personality.
Seek God.
Keep your why in front of you.
Be accountable.
Make space in your life for it.
Begin again.
Allow God to give you strength
for what you are struggling to do.

And, seek God.

This is a continuation of a focus on PURGING: Ridding our lives of all that weigh us down. Read on. . .

Purge Session: Ridding your life of all that hinders. #thepiontedlife

  • Meredith Bernard

    I think this is key for me, Michele-Lyn, “Focus on what you should do,rather what you should not.” Thank you for this list and I’m glad you are feeling better…xo

    • Michele-Lyn Ault

      Meredith, thank you. πŸ™‚ I think that one is pretty key. It works on eating well. And works for anything we do. My kids, who tend to tattle, hear an adapted version a lot from me. πŸ™‚ “Focus on what good you should do, than what foolishness he or she is doing.”

      • Meredith Bernard

        Oh, that is good, Michele-Lyn! I’m stealing that line. πŸ˜› We have way too much tattling going on around here…

  • Joy B. Rudolph

    Great set of practical tips. Thanks for compiling them.

    • Michele-Lyn Ault

      Joy, you are welcome. It is short, and not super impressive. πŸ˜‰ But, I can’t deny these are practical things that are on replay in my mind, and help me as I journey. I think there may be bits of wisdom wrapped up in some of these short lines. πŸ™‚