We’re Gonna Make It After All
This week, I’ve been in Minneapolis for a work conference. I knew this would be a challenge for me when it came to eating. We would be eating out all week long and trying to choose the healthy option when everything else would look so tasty was going to be tough. I had to give myself a mental pep talk before I even left.
That pep talk worked! And boy did I need it! This trip has been nothing but sugar, sugar and more sugar. My coworkers, who are all thin, ate nothing but candy and junk food. It was on every table, accessible during every meeting and seemingly in everyone’s bag. I must have said “No” about a hundred times over the course of the week.
Yes, I ate a piece here and there. But my eating would have been much different if I had come to MN before E4M. With the help of the Holy Spirit, I was able to turn away from things I would have run towards previously. I made good food choices, stopped eating when I was full and still felt satisfied. This trip has proved to me that I CAN make it. I CAN do this. Even when I am put in a place where temptations are all around me, God has given me the ability to say no and make better food choices.
I even took gym clothes with me on this trip because I planned on working out at the hotel. I never had to use the gym! God made a way for me to get lots of exercise before getting to the restaurants we visited in the city. We walked and walked and walked. I reached all of my fitness goals every single day that I’ve been gone! I am so thankful to God for giving me the strength to be able to do it! Again, if I had taken this trip before April, it would not have been this successful. E4M and Jesus helped me through it all!
There is a bronze statue of TV icon, Mary Tyler Moore in the city. On the last night of my stay, I ran across the statue on the way to dinner. When I asked my coworker to take a pic of me with it, I was just doing the touristy thing. However, as I ran through the lyrics of the theme song of her show later that night, this one line stuck out to me. ‘You’re gonna make it after all.’ I have told myself over the course of my life that I would never be able to lose this weight and get healthy. But God reminded me of what He brought me through this week and that I am gonna make it after all! I am always amazed at how God finds ways speaks to us. Whether through nature, His Word or even through a TV theme song, He can let us know He’s there and sees us always.
If you have told yourself that you would never be able to end your addiction to food, get healthy and lose weight, let this be a reminder to you. There is freedom and victory in surrenderIng to Jesus. Join E4M and watch God work in and through you!
Remember, “You’re Gonna Make It After All!”