Deciding to Change, The First Victory Step to Success
You were created for a special reason. As a Christian woman of God, your wonderfully made body and your daily deeds stand as ambassador for Jesus Christ here on the Earth. This should motivate and encourage you to lose weight because you represent Jesus as a believer, and it’s important to set a good example to the world by living a healthy lifestyle and being at a healthy weight. It is God’s will for you to be in good health so you can live an abundant life through Jesus Christ our Savior. God still loves you unconditionally, even when you’re overweight, but we need to do everything that we can to show respect and honor for the body that He has given us. One of the ways that we can show respect is to eat healthy foods and exercise on a regular basis because if we don’t, chances are we can get very sick with:
High blood pressure
Low to no sex drive
…plus more problems and illnesses that are too numerous to name here.
Now how can we be a very effective witness for God our Father, if we are busy wrestling with these diseases and emotional issues that make us look and feel totally defeated by the Devil? God wants us to be totally free from sickness and disease, and one of the best ways to improve our health is to put our food vices aside and take what I call “Victory Steps” toward making healthy living our personal style of living.
In order to make healthy living our personal style of living, we must first make a real decision to change. We have to make up in our minds that we are completely done with…
Beating up on ourselves all the time
Being tired and depressed about our weight and our lives
Joining health clubs and never going and wasting our money
Buying diet pills for fast results knowing deep inside they won’t work
Trying weight loss detox diets hoping to get a “jumpstart”
Buying exercise gizmos seen on TV… that don’t work
Considering weight loss surgery even though you’re scared of being put to sleep
Thinking about throwing the food back up after binge eating
Comparing our bodies to other women like model, actresses seen in magazines
Setting a poor example for the kids, because they watch everything we do
Thinking we’re meant to be fat because “it runs in the family”
Dreading getting on the scale because we know it’s going to be bad
Losing weight and gaining it back because the yo-yo dieting is unhealthy
… I should go on and on, but I think you get the point. Once you truly DECIDE that you’re completely DONE with the negative impact that excess body weight and emotional weight is having on your life, then you can take your Victory Steps towards manifesting the positive change you want to see in yourself. Let me ask you something. Have you decided that you’re ready for a change? Great, read on.
Did you know that YOU are way too important, too precious and too valuable as a woman of God to live your life in a state of depression, hopelessness and despair all because you’re having a hard time losing weight? It’s time to get up, dust yourself off and finally lose this weight AGAIN, lose it FOR GOOD, and do it as if it were the FIRST TIME you have ever TRIED.
HERE’S SOMETHNG THAT WILL HELP YOU
Read and WRITE DOWN the following scriptures from the bible…
Write down EVERTHING these scriptures mean to you, and how they can apply to your everyday walk with God. Memorize these scriptures so you’ll know them in your heart, and can recall them in times of distress and pain. If you do this, I promise it will be a tremendous blessing in your life.
HERE’S WHAT YOU SHOULD DO NEXT
Write down in a journal the EXACT reasons WHY you have DECIDED TO TRULY CHANGE, because deciding to truly change (in your heart) is the very first Victory Step towards success. As you write down every single reason WHY you want to LOSE WEIGHT AND CHANGE YOUR LIFE, I want you to remember these reasons every time you are tempted to eat unhealthy food, skip a workout or dismiss your time with God in bible study and prayer.
You may have a lot of work to do, but have faith that you CAN DO IT. Don’t give up on God or yourself when it comes to losing that weight. God has paved a way for you to succeed, all you need to do now is take the road to success. Be encouraged!
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
– Philippians 4: 4-7