Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Leaving the Plateau

When talking about "the plateau" recently, I got some interesting comments. I had said that I was ready to be done with it - actually, more specifically, that I wanted to "kick it out of my life - literally" (which, unbeknownst to me was the focus of my MMA class that day! Thanks, God!).

One said that the plateau was the place to run and get speed built up before the next uphill climb. Or, perhaps it's the resting point on the way down the mountain, before the valley... OR, if you live around here, it's a section of Tennessee that begins about 90 minutes east of here. But, that's not what I meant.

I meant the weight-loss plateau. So I've had to shake the exercise routine up a little.... which I've enjoyed, actually.

I've got plans to shake it up again when I go to camp, and again when we visit family in New England.

I know that this will pass, so long as I persevere. Actually, it will pass if I don't persevere, but not in the direction I've got my eyes set.

Walking with God is similar for me. I love the mountain-top! The view and the perspective is fabulous! The valley is tolerable, since I've walked there before. It's often there when I feel Him closest to me, or find someone who has walked that valley before and reminds me of it's purpose. But the plateau.... That's often where I wander off in search of fireflies.

I trust that He will call me back, and I pray for Him to show me a point on the horizon that sets our course.

From that perspective, little by little, step by step, I walk.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

how funny! i am doing Weight Watchers and this week is all about "push past plateaus"!