Practicing Gods Presence #25: trying vs training

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

This picture is my inspiration. I can do this. For years I have just been trying with my own strength and giving up when results don't come quick enough.

I don't have time. I have PCOS. I am too tired. I am addicted to sugar. I had three babies in 22 months. All excuses. All of them can be overcome. Why does it have to be so hard? Cant i just will the fat away? Well as of the end of February I have lost a whopping five pounds. Ugh. Eating 1500 calories per day and working out once a week. I have also cut out sugar too. I get in some walking after dinner most nights and I know I need to do more.

I can't do it on my own so am looking for strength from God here. My body is a temple of the Holy Spirit and I need to treat it as such. I need to stop trying on my own strength and start training. Physically and spiritually.

"Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies." 1 cor 6:19

Believing in who God truly created me to be. Believing in the strength I can have through Christ. Believing I can shed my self consciousness and self doubt. Living life truly loving others as God has called me to and not worrying about what they think of my weight. Believing and putting into practice my belief. I am talking some major verbiage here. A mindset change. Honoring God with my body, my emotion, my decisions, my time, my trust; all imperative. I am not my own. I need to care fir this body God has gifted me. Look in Leviticus how ornate and deeply cared for for the tabernacle was that held the Holy Spirit. I cannot just do as I please with my body, his home. Maintaining this mindset, i want to practice Gods presence while i eat and workout as an honoring Him. So here goes training not just trying with my own strength...

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