I love reality weight loss shows. I’ve been watching the Biggest Loser for years, but now there are a few more weight loss shows that’s been added to the network. Last night, I tuned into one called, My Diet Is Better Than Yours. Basically each contestant is paired up with a personal trainer and their specially designed diet plan. And of course there are physical challenges and weigh-ins. No reality show is complete without the “d” word, DRAMA!
Okay, so the contestants are on the show because they need help, simple as that. On last nights episode, one of the contestants revealed that she made an executive decision to discontinue her diet because she was upset with her trainer. The trainer said she was tired of hearing how tired she was so the contestant decided to stop the plan. ***Reality shows are edited for great TV, so I’m commenting about what they aired.*** I think the contestant was the only one who didn’t see the fact that she was self sabotaging her success. Long story short, she gave up because she didn’t like the trainers response. While everyone encouraged her to stay including the host who was in tears, she chose to QUIT!! The reason goes beyond her trainer’s response. It’s much deeper than that.
That episode reminded me of all the rejection letters that I received for my manuscript. My 2015 was FULL of NO’S, literally. One day I received the best rejection letter EVER because it had lots of suggestions on how to improve my story as well as my writing. I knew it would take a lot of work, but I was willing to do exactly what I was told to do. Now here’s the reality after the initial, “okay, I can do this.” IT WAS SOOOO HARD AT TIMES THAT I WANTED TO SAY F O R G E T I T!!!! It wasn’t like the publishing company that made all of the suggestions said if you make the changes we’ll sign you. I remember thinking one day, what if I make the suggestions and they still say no? Now that’s a great thought to make you throw in the towel, huh? There were days that I would sit in front of my laptop void of any creative juice praying for the Lord to help me. LOL Bottom line, the suggestions that were made truly made my manuscript better. I wrestled with giant (Goliath) doubtful and discouraging thoughts practically talking myself out of trying. Whew, so glad I didn’t give up! AUTUMN MOON COMING THIS FALL! 😀
Hey you! Don’t give up. You can do it! Stay focused on God and the purpose for what you are doing. What you’re dealing with may seem impossible like David vs Goliath. 1 Samuel 17:47 says, And everyone assembled here will know that the Lord rescues his people, but not with sword and spear. This is the Lord’s battle, and he will give you to us!” Be encouraged. I pray that contestant will look to God for her strength and look deep within to realize what’s really holding her back, at least in that episode, is herself. She is her own Goliath.
Just blogging it out . . . Oh and HAPPY FRIDAY!! 😀
4 thoughts on “Are You Your Goliath?”
So true.. love your blog.
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Thanks for reading!
What’s amazing is you decided to make the changes not know if the publisher that suggested them would offer you a contract. That’s dedication to your art and that speaks volume of your commitment. You surely overcame that Goliath.
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Thanks! It wasn’t easy, but focusing on God definitely got me through it. Philippians 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.