Are you trying to do God’s Job in your weight loss journey?
I encounter many people who are at the brink of giving up on their weight loss. Ready to “ call it quits” because they have failed one to many times on their journey. For many years, I struggled with how to guide and motivate them to get back on track. In the recent past, God revealed a precious revelation to me, that I pray will bless you as well.
Not so long ago, I was having one of those “heart-to-heart” conversations about giving up with someone very special to me. I remember sharing the revelation: “I think you’re trying to do Gods job on your weight loss journey.” I said it before I even realized the full implications of what it meant. Her response was one I expected, “What? I’m begging Him to HELP ME everyday. I’m definitely not telling Him I will do it on my own!” “Yes, but the things you are expecting from God; deliverance from temptation, and freedom from the strongholds of food cravings, you are expecting on your terms. That’s God’s job. When and how God removes temptations and stronghold is up to Him. You’re job is to simply do the practical things you know work day-to-day: drink water, journal food, pray, and stay accountable. Then, leave the rest up to Him. Then I followed up with the loaded question, “Are you doing everything you are supposed to be doing?” Long pause…..
Although the conversation continued, and we are still working through struggles together, I believe the revelation was a powerful one. Friends, we cannot dictate to God when He will change our heart, remove temptations, and deliver us from our strongholds. That is not our job. Our job is simply to walk out in faith the steps we know will get us to where we want to go, believing wholeheartedly that He will do the rest. It reminds me of one of the many powerful and precious truths found in His Word that I hang onto in this journey. It is one that has carried me through many, many tough times in my life. It is found in 1 Peter 5:10, “And the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.” Friends, God is not surprised at your struggles on your weight loss journey. And He has promised to restore you to a firm foundation. The details of how and when, however are left up to Him. All you are required to do is walk throughout your day as if you fully embrace that the victory has been won. Ask yourself this question, “If I really believed I have already overcome the strongholds I face with food and weight by the power of God, and that I am truly becoming the healthy person I long to be, how would I eat differently today? How would my attitude about my weight loss journey change?” I encourage you to boldly embrace the truth, that GOD HAS OVERCOME YOUR BATTLES WITH WEIGHT LOSS AND HEALTHY LIVING, AND THAT YOU WILL BE RESTORED TO A FIRM FOUNDATION, STRONG AND STEADFAST! Your only job is to pray that He will give you the obedience to walk out the steps of your victory everyday. Be blessed, and encouraged, God is on the job!
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