Thursday, October 2, 2014

Life or Death

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Recently, I have just been struggling with not caring about eating healthy. I have felt depressed and discouraged and eating whatever makes me happy. I am so close to reaching my goal weight, but I feel like I have just given up.

I have been praying that God would help to give me some encouragement that would help me to care about my weight loss journey again. This morning, during my quiet time, God answered my prayer and show this verse to me.

"Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death."
- James 1:15 [ESV]

It is like a light bulb went off and suddenly I realized that the food choices that I have been making are going to lead to DEATH.

The death of my body, soul, and spirit.

The death of my self-esteem.

The death of my testimony.

We must remember that it is only through the saving power of the GOSPEL that we can find strength!!

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek."
- Romans 1:16 [ESV]

All that being said, I am praying that the Lord helps me to begin to make healthy choices again!! Choices that will lead to an abundant life in Christ!!

How about you? Have your food choices been leading to LIFE or DEATH?

7 comments:

Nicku said...

Gosh, the enemy would just love for us to stay asleep on the job a little longer and bring us further into a spirit of complacency, blah, defeat. You're right, it's your testimony at stake! I've been in the same lull over something different and realized it's time to GET UP and choose Jesus again! So glad God revealed His truth, praise!

Ana bianculli said...

I choose LIFE food choices!
Psalm 31:7
I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul.
I have struggled with my weight since I was 16! I am on a 65+ day streak of tracking and staying on task! Being a mom, wife, full time work and doing Jr high ministry; keeps me busy however taking care of myself I find I am a better mom, wife, work better and share the light of God with full force I find strength in God. I love your blog with all your suggestions and inspirational words. May God continue to bless you and your family! Ana

vickit43 said...

Hey I am new to reading your blog. I am on a weight loss journey also and I to have been struggling. Thanks for the inspirational motivation.

Unknown said...

I've recently felt just like you. Thank you so much for sharing, especially sharing God's Word!

Annie said...

On Saturday I joined WW Online. I am 225 pounds, 47 years old, and facing the reality that I will be just like my mother (overweight, sick and bitter).

Today, I found your blog. Please do not give up! You have come so far and God never makes mistakes.

You've got this. You have the strength of the Lord and your successful weightloss.

I'm sure there are others who are reading your words and are inspired by them. Don't give up, don't back down!

nicoleness said...

I just stumbled upon your blog, and have been going through your posts, but this one really speaks to me. Thank you for the reminder! It looks like you haven't posted in quite awhile, and I'm sure you've got your hands full with two cuties. But I'd love to hear how you're doing. :)

Angel said...

I found your blog through a pinterest recipe. And stayed to peek around at your blog. This post is so very timely for me! I struggle as well with healthy eating, exercising etc. I am a Christian and currently I am doing a study called MasterLife and are in the second book called "The Disciple's Personality". It covers mind, body, will and emotions.
Where can I begin to explain how the Holy Spirit is working in me?! Your blog post was just another step in His plan. You are an encouragement (and I've only skimmed over a couple of posts!) and I want to thank you for being transparent and honest! I pray that you are encouraged today!
We are sisters even though we have never met but we have the same Father. ;)

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