Monday, January 12, 2009
My natural man is really an enemy to God, sometimes I think more than most. My problem is that I am secretly lazy. If I allowed my natural self to have its way I would be parked, watching old movies and eating, I might get up, and get bored, but I would just change to a different form of entertainment. With one pregnancy while stuck in bed, I read up to 3 sometimes 4 books a week. Except for the pain I was in, I was pretty content. That is what concerns me. Deep down I aspire to be a lump.
So alas, my struggle is evident: The good vs. the bad, Darth vs. Luke, Bo Duke vs. Boss Hogg, and Lazy me, vs. Busy me.
That is where friends come in handy. It is hard to find a good work out partner, but life is so much better if you can. It is nice to have someone to check me on my lazy spots and make me get out of bed on my worst days. Heavenly Father is the best resource. He knows just who to pick. Six times I got down on my knees and asked for help and each time the lord provided the best walking partners: Laura, Ronda, Kelli, Kim, Sloan, and Reena. He showed me who to ask, and each time they became my best friends, therapists, and companions.
Because of a crazy schedule, I have been without a partner for a long time. I realize now that I need someone to work with because it is increasingly tempting to stop. I got back on my knees. I received a prompting. I let my new partner know. And this morning he accompanied me at 5:15 for the start of a beautiful relationship. Heavenly Father picked my husband. It was fun to inform Mel that the Lord made him a New Years resolution, I am excited to see what we have in store.