Last night, I bravely, and very uncomfortably felt things I didn't want to. It was awful. The pain was suffocating.
BUT---Today, I truly feel renewed.
The hurt is still there, but I saw that the pain didn't kill me.
I woke up.
I exercised, showered, ate a healthy breakfast, studied God's Word with friends, ate a healthy lunch, walked 1/2 mile (a good start for me) and I feel incredibly accomplished and hopeful.
That challenge was just what I needed. I'm glad I did what I was supposed to and that I chose to be obedient to God's call on my life last night.
It's a small success...but it is success. :)