Romans 8:25 NIV

But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

I finished college in three years. I took 15 hours my final summer to graduate a year early. I wasn’t smarter than the other students. I was simply in a hurry.

I got married six months before I graduated college. All sanity and logic said to wait until I graduated to get married. But I was in a hurry.

Once I was looking for a new job. I was already working. There was no rush. But once I decided to leave, there was no stopping me. So, I accepted the first job offer and moved to McAlester, OK. My wife eventually and reluctantly followed.

I am currently hovering around the 75% mark for my weight loss goal. Only 25% left to lose. And I can taste it.

I’ve imagined what it must be like to achieve it. I will be alone in my bathroom, standing on a scale, in all my glory, shouting at the top of my lungs, “Gooooaaalllll!!!”


I can’t wait.

But I must wait.

I’ve always been impatient, ever the impulsive person. That’s why I’m overweight. That’s why I’m double-booked half the time as a volunteer. That’s why I have not stayed at one church for too long. That’s why Kim got a half-chewed Starburst in her hair when we were in Junior High (I can’t explain that). And that’s probably why I’m divorced.

But I must wait.

My goal is to lose two pounds per week. I’ve been fortunate to exceed that goal every week. But my weight loss rate is slowing as I near my goal and I must…be…patient.

If I continue to lose two pounds per week, then I will reach my goal within nine months. That seems like such a long time away.

Oh, there are ways for me to lose the weight faster. But not without the likelihood of damaging my internal organs and jeopardizing my long-term health.

I’ve already likely added years to my life. Am I not worth the weight? (See what I did there?)

Now, I have other things to do today, but I don’t want to leave this post incomplete,


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