Friday, June 1, 2012

Surrendering Your Weight Loss Journey

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There are those moments in your life that you will never forget like your first kiss, your wedding day, the birth of your first child, and many more. For me there are some very specific moments in my weight loss journey that I will never forget.

This morning, I am referring to the day that I surrendered my weight loss journey over to the Lord. I am so thankful that before I joined Weight Watchers, I made the decision to invite God to be a part of my weight loss journey.

One night in October 2008, I was out walking and talking with God. I do this a lot, but this particular night was different. With every passing step, I poured out more and more of my heart to God. I even begged the Lord to make me healthy and skinny overnight, because I knew that He had the power to do that. If God choose to make me take the long road and lose weight myself, I asked that He would be my source of strength. I knew that God needed to be a part of my weight loss journey if I had any chance of being successful!

This was the first night that I called on God for strength during my weight loss journey, but it was not my last. To this day, I will pray to God asking for strength to resist temptations and continue to make wise food choices.

One of my favorite Bible verses is Philippians 4:13 which says, "I can do all this through him (God/Christ) who gives me strength." 

Life is hard. Weight loss is hard. However, God wants us to depend on Him in our time of weakness. We must trust the Lord to give us the strength we need to get through the hard times. 

Have you invited the Lord to be a part of your weight loss journey? 

The Lord is waiting for you to surrender your weight loss journey to Him. He wants you to admit your weakness and exchange that for His glorious strength!

"That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong." 2 Corinthians 12:10

Please don't misunderstand me. Just because you invite God to be a part of your weight loss journey does not mean that He will automatically make your healthy and skinny. However, as you surrender your weight loss journey to God, you learn to depend on His strength more than your own willpower. 

God wants to help you reach your goal weight, but He also wants to receive the glory and honor for being the one to help you get there!! 

Please take some time this weekend to talk with God about your weight loss journey. Be honest with Him about where you are at in your journey. He wants to listen to you!!

16 comments:

Shanna said...

Thank you so much for this post...I so needed it!! I feel stuck, that I just can't do it on my own, discouraged. I just need to rely on Him!

Shanna said...

Thank you so much for this post...I so needed it!! I feel stuck, that I just can't do it on my own, discouraged. I just need to rely on Him!

Shanna said...

Thank you so much for this post...I so needed it!! I feel stuck, that I just can't do it on my own, discouraged. I just need to rely on Him!

AshB said...

Great post! So encouraging and so true!!!

Laura F. said...

Thank you for this post! It has been very encouraging to me! I love your blog and you have helped me with my weight loss journey! I started weight watchers about 2 months ago and am encouraged although easily discouraged at times due to the slow process. I look forward to your posts and encouragement!

g-love said...

Hi Jennifer! I want to say thank you for your post...it is *just* what I needed to read today. I've been struggling with my journey the past 2 weeks, and this was very inspiring. 26 down, 77 to go!

Susie B said...

Oh my! You about made me cry this morning ~ I'm always amazed how God sends us an angel in our time of need to give us a message we so need to hear. I rely on Him for so much of my strength in life ~ I guess I should be asking for strength in my health journey too! Thank you my angel for your encouragement too! :)

SabrinaW said...

Beautifully written and well said! It was as if you had read my mind and wrote exactly what I was thinking, exactly what I myself have done. Thanks so much!!

SabrinaW said...

Beautifully written! It's as if you had read my mind and put it into words. Well done! And I pray that He continues to be your strength. ><>

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