Thursday, March 22, 2012

B90 Victory!

Well, B90 group.....

I crossed the finish line! 

I started the week 3 days behind and now I've finished over a week early.

I. Just. Couldn't. Help. Myself.

I have pretty much been reading around the clock for the last couple of days.  I found myself getting wrapped up in a "good" part and couldn't stop.  That "good" part would then run into the NEXT one and I couldn't put it down. 

Fortunately, this was a slower week for us.  We aren't on official spring break, but since everyone around us is we decided to take 1/2 days.  The little one I provide childcare for was on "spring break" this week, so I found myself with JUST enough time to finish up.

I can't help but think back to the time I almost gave up.  I got a bit extremely overwhelmed with so many different responsibilities and situations going on.  I thought I would just stop reading and just maintain my mentorship role.  Thank goodness, I didn't.  THANK YOU, Jesus for your gentle conviction and the leading of the Holy Spirit. 

I've read so many things this week that have made a REMARKABLE difference that I would have missed.  I would have missed out on things that have convicted my heart and are demanding changes.  I would have missed out on blessings for obedience.  I ABSOLUTELY would have missed out on some incredible encouragement. 

I'm just thankful.

Now, I get to cheer each of you on and celebrate with you!  I can hardly wait to start hearing from each of you crossing the finish line.  No. Matter. How. Long. It. Takes!  For the first time, third time MUST be the charm, my husband WILL cross that line!  I can't wait!

So proud of each of you.  Hang in there in these last days.  Don't quit if you can't make the 90 day mark.  Don't stop reading!  We will all celebrate with you no matter how long it takes you! 

Now what?  From experience, I know the emptiness that comes after this intense reading when you don't spend that same amount of time.  I've felt incredible disconnect.  This time I have a plan in place.  I'm ready to go back and DIG deep.  I'm ready to take all of those bookmarks and study, memorize, or find ways to apply.  I'm ready to take it to the next step.  I'm ready to make some changes in my own life and influence my family in a new direction.  I'm just ready.  This particular reading session has opened a door like never before.  I'm ready to walk through it.  No looking back.  Just ahead! 

P.S.  Kevin---this is the results of Stronger. Together.  I love you.  I'm proud of you.  I can hardly wait to hear the phone call at lunch in the coming days that you are finished.  We go there together and we are stronger.  Enough said.  :)


Sheri D. said...

Yay!!!!!! Praise God! That is so awesome!! I can't wait to celebrate finishing next week. :D So excited!!

TN Quiltbug said...

Great Job! We are all proud of you! :) Hope to be joining you next week. Got one day behind this week--I have been sick, and I overslept by two hours yesterday--something I NEVER do! Missed out on my Bible reading time and couldn't get it back later in the day. But I was three days "ahead," so I suppose it isn't terrible. . . but still pressing on to the finish. I am currently in Galations. . .

Kevin said...

Tracye, I am so proud of your committment and faithfulness to finish reading B90 again! It has an affect on every part of you life. You see scripture in every situation and you analyze everything through the Bible. It has been an incredible journey and one I hope to do again. I love you