I have decided to focus on my health. Those who know me, know that this has been my battle much of my life. The one consistent thing in my life was the fact that my weight fluctuated. I have always known that it is usually a reflection of my state of mind, but that revelation never stopped the issue. I always got caught up in the complexities of life and the first thing to get taken of the priority list is me. I need to change that frame of thinking. This dilemma has reared its ugly head in other areas of my life as well – work, home, relationships etc. It’s something that I believe many people struggle with in different ways. I have discovered that people who are difficult to work almost always have unresolved personal issues that are causing them to lash out at the rest of the world. Hence why phycologist make so much money; my friend says that she believes we all need to sit “in the chair” at some point in our life.
Establishing stability in an ever-changing environment can be quite a challenge, yet it is extremely important. We learn in Hebrews 13:8 that, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.” What an awesome gift, to know that we serve a stable God. God understands what we face every day and the internal struggles that we endure. He has actually simplified life for us if we think about it. He gave us one instruction manual, “The Bible”. Whenever we struggle, there is a word of instruction, encouragement and healing for our situation. God does not want us to be unstable. When you are unstable it interferes with your peace. Jesus says in John 16:13, “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” We search everywhere and ask everyone to help us with our problems, but we seldom rely on God completely. The devil uses distraction and other means to make us lose focus and forget the power of the Word of God. The devil knows that the bible is our sword (Ephesians 6:17). The bible is what we use to battle. It’s amazing how many Christians don’t spend time reading the bible for themselves – and I am putting myself on the chopping block as well. I have been through so much of the bible in all of my years attending church, but I am now going through the bible chapter by chapter and I God is constantly revealing Himself to me in new ways. As long as the devil can get you to keep the Word of God closed, he can blind you from receiving all that God has for you.
I am standing on the word of God. I don’t want to go through this weight struggle anymore, as well as other struggles that I have endured. By myself I keep going back and forth, but with God, I know all things are possible because He told me so (Matthew19:26). I realize the way to stabilize my life is to stabilize my relationship with God. He is not just my God when I am in trouble, or when something good happens. He is my God at every moment of my life. Our relationship with God should be like breathing, because without him we could not breathe. Let’s take this journey together and forget about what we could not accomplish yesterday. God blesses us with Grace every day. When we woke up this morning, He let us know that we have another opportunity to live our best life in Him. Christians ought to be stable because we serve a stable God. Let’s live the life God intended for us!
13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.