I can do all things through Christ who strengths me.
Lately the subject of weight has been on my mind. My youngest daughter; the baby of the family is getting married in less than four months on June 7, 2014! I only need to loose 15 pounds by her wedding date but the battle has been a loosing one so far.
How can this be? I am surely not a perfect Christian but being upright before Christ is the upmost of importance to me personally.
I don't drink. I don't smoke. Cussing for me is saying words like shoot or crap. And I must say... I'm not proud of myself when I use that language because that is just out of my character.
SO WHY IS THE THOUGHT OF LOOSING WEIGHT TERRIFYING AND SEEMS TO BE TOTALLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR SOMEONE I CONSIDER STRONG IN THE LORD?
It is a little thing that is VERY BIG in my life and it is called my flesh!!
Eight years ago my oldest daughters got married and my baby that is soon to be a bride was only eighteen years old! When I look back to the year of 2006, I had two daughters getting married seven months apart, the youngest daughter graduating from High School and starting College and a surprise letter from the IRS stating I was getting audited!!! Maybe that could be a slight clue of why I was 15 pounds lighter!! LOL!
I know I am a very disciplined person in other areas of my life... so... why is this so difficult?
Just like your own children or family member or mate or whoever it may be knows the exact button to push so that you will give in ....the devil knows those EXACT buttons also!
The devil as scrawny as he is has been around this earth the entire time! He knows the word of God too! Sometimes I think people forget that MAJOR INFORMATION!!!
Satan is sitting around waiting to attack us at the perfect time when we are at our weakest point! Often times when I feel the battle is starting to be won, someone will bring me fresh baked cookies!!!
REMINDER TO MYSELF AND TO YOU..... DON'T GIVE UP!!!
As Christians we can pray all day long but if we don't fight back with actions, the battle will always be at a loss. I can pray and God WILL help me with temptation but until I quit putting candy and junk food in my body, I will not loose the pounds that I so desire.
I am older, have more wrinkles, have grayer hair, heavier than normal and to be quiet honest more insecure than I ever was when I walked down the isle eight years ago as my first time to be the Mother of The Bride!
No matter the circumstances the fact remains that MY God has given me all the things in life to reach out and conquer this addiction but I am THE ONE that must follow through!
I MUST LAY DOWN MY FLESH!!!
To some people my problems might be light compared to others. I do realize how truly blessed I am but I do also know that EVERYONE reading this devotion has something they are battling.
It might be severe addictions like drugs or alcohol or depression or even minor addictions such as laziness or being judgmental ... and the list goes on and on.....................
The point is everyone struggles!!!
GOD CAN AND WILL HELP YOU THROUGH YOUR BATTLE!!
Find you a scripture to stand on and when temptation comes your way... FIGHT BACK WITH THE WORD OF GOD!!! PULL OUT YOUR WEAPON AND READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YOU BE THE ONE READY TO ATTACK, don't set back and wait for the devil to attack you!!!
BE ON GUARD!!!
Pray for me as I pray for you..............
AND TOGETHER WE CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST!!!
Pamela Britt Malone