I had put it off for weeks or maybe months, I wasn’t overly concerned but had one thing I was thinking should just be checked out. One evening, at prayer group, a health related prayer request of mine led me to blurt out,” Yeah, I am due for an annual check up.”
“So… Rachel when do you want to have made the call by, like next week? “One of the guys asked.
I fired back, “Sure! Next week is fine.”
Accountability is quite powerful. I knew I was going to be asked, “Did you make that doctor’s appointment?’
A definition for accountability immediately came to my mind: ACCOUNTABILITY- “account for abilities”
Rachel, what are you waiting for? You are able to make an appointment! My thoughts spurred me on. So I made it the next day. BOOM,BOOM, BOOM!
- I gladly sent prayer group this text FYI…Just made an appointment for my full physical!
- I had the blood work done a few days ago.
- Although I am not a doctor, I read the results.
- Today was the day for my physical.
After my name was called the nurse introduced herself and said, “Follow me this way, please.” Then she stopped and said, “I’ll have you step up on the scale to get your weight.”
“Okay, let me take off my coat and boots first. As I unzipped my boots I began to laugh. I said, “I’m chuckling because my husband likes to take off as much as possible when he weighs in.”
To which the nurse commented then inquired, “I think I know him! Does he take like his pants off and everything?”
“No, no, no… I just meant that he removes his boots and watch and any coins in his pockets too.”
We did all the regular health history stuff and updates to the chart information.
“Oops! I didn’t check your height. Sorry! Let’s do that now!”
“Five foot two…aaand a half!” as she announced it I felt like doing a cart-wheel because at least I’m not shrinking .
The whole physical went really well in fact, when my doctor was going through my blood work results, she exclaimed, “These numbers are incredible!” As she finished she headed me a printed copy and said, “You should frame this paper when you get home!” She spoke through her giggle, “Girl, you should have some cheesecake!”
As I exited she said, “All really looks good, just remember to make your mammogram appointment.” Oh, boy! Here we go again.
I took this photo thinking, Well, that’s behind me and it was a great visit!
So let me ask you…What are you waiting for? Is there something you are putting off?
- Could you clear away distractions and make a forward step now or in the morning?
- Could you invite someone to hold you accountable?
- What is one little step you could make today? (Habakkuk 2:2 “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it…”)
Remember the answer to this question, “What is the best way to eat an elephant?” answer. “One bite at a time.”
If I’m being honest with you I still have many things that need forward momentum applied to them:
- Steps I need to be taken to make a manuscript a published book.
- I have loose ends which must be tied up before I can launch a podcast.
- I have videos that need to be worked on for an on-line course.
- I have Christmas presents to wrap.
- YES THE LIST GOES ON!
But let me encourage you to get the ball rolling. Overcoming inertia is the hardest part. Once we get started it’s so much easier. So let’s be encouraged together! God is working in advance and he goes before us in the things we are to do. (one of my recent blogs was about this.)
Oh, and know this, I am very happy to report, I have already made my mammogram appointment for early January.