My youngest son and daughter in law gifted me with a “FitBit Alta” as an early birthday present. They wanted me to be able and use it when we visited the Biltmore in Asheville, NC. It was a success, and I set my daily goals.
Therein lies the problem. GOALS. I have a type A personality who is extremely goal oriented, driven and I will say it…and “overachiever” of sorts. Of course with the new hip (almost 5 months old) I was more determined than ever. It has been so long since I have walked in such a manner.
So, I set my goals. I wanted to take 7,500 steps, drink 75 ounces of water and sleep 8 hours a night. Today I achieved all my goals. Since I received Alta, I have logged 112,742 steps…49.18 miles….26,029 calories burned! I am so pleased. And yes, each day I have exceeded my goals.
I realized as I walked this evening (trying to catch that goal so I can get to 10,000 steps) that I was so very grateful that GRACE didn’t have a FitBit. There was no wrist band tracking the steps I took to share Christ or the number of times I did something “for” Him or even the amount of time I spent reading my Bible.
I would never meet the goals needed! There would never be enough to attain Grace on my own. My sweet Jesus Christ offered grace to me. I accepted it and now, no matter if I make the goals or not….I am still loved and I have still been given Grace. I am so thankful for that!
I see now why my personality type has had to learn that I can’t earn His love. It took a while, but He created me and knew it would. He loved me that much!
Hmmmm… so maybe I need to create a FitBit Grace! You get credit for the steps….even if you didn’t take them!
~Be Encouraged Today