So I bought myself a new pedometer yesterday. I had to run into Target to get the dogs some dog food & how do you just go into Target & look at one thing? I am still weak from the flu but balanced myself against a cart & went wandering around. I found the cutest Pedometer marked down on clearance for $6.00!!! I had to get it... why? Because Megan has inspired me with her pedometer & all the steps she does in a normal day... plus, it was PINK... how do you pass that up?
Yes, Ricky got me one for Valentine's day that goes on the wrist, but that's not good for every day use. Your arms have to swing with that... & like in Target, leaning against the cart with no arm swing-age (is that a word) - it wouldnt have counted....
And yes, I know I'm supposed to get 10,000 steps in a day... SERIOUSLY? Its 3:00 in the afternoon & I only have 1491 steps in... that is sadder than sad - that's pitiful!!! I'll make up at least 6000 on the treadmill - but dang, that's bad!
What's funny though is I'm so aware the pedometer is there now. Usually, I'd pile up things on my desk to do in one trip. Like get my filing, my recycling, my things that need to go in the mail - pile them up so when I have to go "tinkle" (I love that word!) I can do it all in one trip.
Not with the Pedometer on... I'm like, "I gotta get more steps in - gotta do more" - so I've been walking around more than usual.... & STILL have such a low number... that's again, just sad...
But the thing is - its pushing me.... I know its there! I am held accountable with this thing here....
How often do we go through life & not feel accountable to anything? How often do we not feel pushed to strive to do the right thing or the Godly thing?
I had to laugh to myself because I thought maybe I need to put Jesus' face on my pedometer too so when I look down to see how many steps I've taken, I can remember He's there too - & I can think - how many steps have I taken in the path He wants me to take today?
Hebrews 13:5 - ...because God has said, "Never will I leave you,
never will I forsake you"