This last week has been a really difficult one! I have been really challenged lately in my personal devotions and time with God to give things up. He has asked me how much I love Him? And to be honest it’s really been a struggle to say goodbye to some things that have been my constant companion through every pain and difficulty in my life. I am emotionally attached to them and I to be honest am like a lost puppy today but I am forging ahead in faith that the God who asked this of me will give me the strength to run this race. The last week I literally fought with God because I did not want to do this, and then I looked in the mirror and it reminded me of a 2 year old having a huge temper tantrum, I wanted my way, not God’s way! It was a huge reality check because I have been asking God to re-mold me, to take away the things in my life that are not pleasing to Him so He is doing what I am asking of Him, but, I have been unwilling to do my part. So in my devotions on Monday morning I finally surrendered and gave up my will.
So here it is in a nutshell….
I will never diet again but I will improve my lifestyle habits by;
No longer drinking Coke(because I realized that I loved it more than I love God, I depend on it more than I depend on God to get me through a rough time) but instead drinking 8 glasses of water a day.
No more snacking after dinner (No eating after 6-7p.m.)
Before each meal I will pray for direction in eating the right thing in the right amount whether I make it or I eat out. So I will honor God will my choices for food and submit my will for His.
This is my commitment to Living Well
Let me clarify something too, I am not doing this to lose weight. Nowhere during this time will I step on a scale because if I do it will become something it shouldn’t be and I will be not doing it to honor God anymore. If I lose some weight, great, but it is not the focus. The focus is hopefully moving me on to maturity and developing the fruit of self control. Allot of what God has been revealing to me is how I lack self control in so many areas in my life, my temper, my spending, my eating, my devotions and it’s a fruit of the spirit so I need the evidence of it in my life. This is going to be a tough road, and I covet your prayers!
I know I cannot do it alone.
So tell me what is your commitment to living well? I’d be interested in knowing! What is God challenging you in? I will post my weekly progress in living well here on Tuesdays so I hope you will join me and we can support each other.
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