That is the word you could use to describe us when we started off on this journey of Peace with Food. We basically knew nothing regarding the subject except that we didn’t have it. But we began anyway, starting with what we had – a deep desire and determination to find what had eluded us for so long. Along with that determination, we had a commitment to see it through no matter what. We would not stop searching until we had found Peace with Food.
So, off we set, using the few resources we had. Trust us when we say, it was not pretty.
We failed . . . And we failed . . . And we failed some more.
But we were undaunted and resolute, refusing to quit, because deep down inside we knew we were onto something. From the moment we promised our selves we would never diet again, a new peace came into our lives. It was tiny – just a little seed – but it was more peace than we had ever had before and so we persisted.
And as we continued, we stumbled upon a principle that would become a big part of Peace with Food:
If you want more resources, begin using the ones you already have.
We discovered that faithfulness with what we already have, regardless how small, is the key to getting more.
This is what we call using the resources you have. Whether it be time, money, ideas, or opportunity, instead of wishing for something we don’t have, we have learned to just come up with our best plan and move forward. It might not be ideal and we may wish we had more resources, but we press on. And invariably we find that as we continue on, more opportunities come our way.
So what are your resources? Jot them down if that helps you. Try to include everything you can think of. Here are some categories to get you started: money, time, relationships, talents, experience, education, opportunities, age, circumstances, your gender, your influence, your personality, geographic location, your job/career, your past, your present, character traits, and your life.
You may be surprised to see that you really do have enough to take that first step. So, go ahead, Use the resources you have. 🙂
If you want more resources, use the ones you already have.