Change the foundation.
NEWS FLASH.... DIETS DON'T WORK, CHANGING YOUR THINKING DOES!
The reason diets don't work is because the focus is on the eating alone. With the restricted method the results will be short-lived if the thinking that caused the weight gain is not changed.
The result will be the return of the loss weight, plus added pounds for interest.
Diets will never get at the heart of the true issues that causes out of control eating in the first place. Healing of the heart needs to happen, and God is wanting to get at our heart issues like abandonment, rejection, loneliness, and pride to name a few.
The heart of the issue are the real problems and not the food alone. Once we face the real issues, then we can be healed and begin to let a healing start. The process of renewing and changing our minds then will help us to catch up with the person we are becoming without all the extra pounds. The pouring of a new foundation in your thinking is necessary if the main goal is to loss the weight and then keep it off.
Change the root, Change the fruit.
Accept the gift.
God gives good gifts!
How wonderful would it be if the very thing we wanted would just come to us when we want it.
We all know how it is, we pray, knock, seek, and ask just like the Word tells us to and still... nothing.
What is happening! Why is it taking so long? We keep the faith, use our words and still... nothing!
God says He will reward those that diligently seek Him, so we continue seeking Him and He works things toward our good, while our eyes are on Him and not the thing we want.
We sometimes just want what we want, but God wants to give us more. He wants to give us a mature heart. So we have no other choice but to wait of the Lord while learning to be in good courage. Ps 27:14
Then one day when we are not even paying attention, it's like God taps us on the shoulder and says "look", and seemingly, out of nowhere, the very thing we have prayed about for the last few years is standing right in front of us.
Upon receiving some promises in my life I realized some incredible things were happening in my heart.
-I finally understood that God always has the perfect timing, and He is ALWAYS RIGHT!
-He will not be pushed around by my emotional fits, and I had a few.
-I had to develop a new trust in Him with each step of faith.
-I found that I developed discipline in my soul and stopped playing the victim.
-With each new level I had to learn to breathe in a new fresh way. My seek after Him had to change.
-I had to learn to eat His Word (Bible) on a new level. I had to grow up to hear Him differently.
-It was not all about me, but it started with me, because our life affects someone else life.
-Always stay teachable. You may know a lot, but there will always be more to learn.
-Welcome God's correction, He corrects those He love, and by correcting us He makes us more like
Jesus. He 12:6
-The good gift was all about His mission and for His Kingdom to come in the earth through us.
In view of the "promise" that you will receive from the Father, let Him show you all thing greater promises you gained on your way up your mountain. You will be amazed and the tears you cried on your way will spring forward into tears of joy!!
The purpose of the process
Man... I just want to be done already!!!!
Why is this taking so dog gone long. It's so easy to want the finish results, get to the end, and stand of the shore of success, but wait! What about the process?
In wanting to get to a healthy weight, or any kind of goal, process is the process to get there. This process is not just about losing pounds, or getting the degree, or standing at the finish line after running the race, it's about becoming the person you were always meant to be.
So many go through but never become. They go through just to find themselves being who they were before they went in. If you go in rejected and don't change while you're in there, you will come out rejected. If you go in with an orphan heart and you never give your heart to the Father and become a son, you will come out and still be an orphan in your heart.
I believe the purpose of the process is transformation of the heart, and not the end result only. The end result will happen because of the hard work and effort you put forth, but the transformation happens because of who you become more like while you're in there, more like Jesus and ready to fulfill the purpose that Father God put US here to do... His Will.
We must ask ourselves what do we really want most, the end result, or a transformed heart that will sustain the end result.
You are always giving yourself something"
Lacy Lange is a writer and Empowerment Speaker who lives in Michigan with her husband of 25 years, Roger and has two adult sons, and two grand-kids.