Can I tell you something else? I've been loosing weight. I've said this journey wasn't about the weight. And it wasn't. It's still not. But, let's face it, loosing weight is fun. Watching the numbers on the scale drop is fun. Fitting into smaller clothes is fun. Actually liking how I look in our Christmas picture is fun. Getting compliments from others who are noticing that I'm slimmer is fun. Maybe too much fun. And I've found myself starting to be motivated more than I'm comfortable with by the numbers and my reflection in the mirror.
So last night God and I had a serious chat by the Christmas tree. I want to constantly remember that this is a spiritual journey. I think it's really dangerous to forget that! He is the reason I'm on this journey. And I don't want to get sidetracked by the whirl of holiday fun and my smaller jeans! Getting healthier is great. Diets have their place and exercise is beneficial, but I don't want to forget that the battles I'm facing are ultimately spiritual battles. My destination is my Abba's heart. If I get to go shopping for smaller clothes along the way, that's nice, but I've got my eye on a far more precious prize!
What sidetracks you from your journey to God's heart?