“What will you gain when you lose?”
Since the first time I heard that slogan, I loved it.
I so appreciate things that make me think differently.
I couldn’t figure out if it was backwards or upside down, but it made me think and it got my wheels spinning and took the focus off the weight and gave value to the wait.
I shared in my last post how I hadn’t figured out the ‘one word’ to characterize my life in this new year. Two of you suggested that perhaps it should be ‘more.’ “Just an observation” from one I hardly know and from another dear friend that I haven’t seen in way too long.
True, I mentioned how I want to do many things more this year. But honestly, what I really want is less of me… in every way! Less weight, less of the selfish me that rears its ugly head far too often. Fewer comparisons and less editing. Less time spent beating myself up. What I truly want is less of me and more of Him.
Which brings me back to, what will I gain when I lose?
“If you try to keep your life for yourself, you will lose it. But if you give up your life, for me, you will find true life. And how do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose or forfeit your own soul in the process? Luke 9:24,25
So, this month, I will spend some time with the notion of more. I will see how it fits, how it feels. Because even though in some areas of my life I want less, I am learning that in God’s economy, less really is more.
Entertaining More With You,