Last year I had health challenges. I’m okay now. Praise God! But there is still the issue of losing weight. Weight loss would be so beneficial to me in many ways.
I reached a place where I did not know what to eat, was hardly in the mood for anything and that made me choose unhealthy foods. Oh, I knew what was good for me but I wasn’t drawn to those foods. At the start of the year, my goal was to eat more vegetables. I seemed to be turned off by all vegetables.
Finally, I visited a Dietitian. She made me understand what was going on inside my body. She worked with me and created an eating plan for me. We established a weight loss goal. When I left her office, I was energized and encouraged. I looked forward to going to the store to buy and eat the foods she suggested — foods I had not wanted to eat previously. This morning I had one of her recommended breakfasts.
Words are powerful! The Dietitian’s words had a direct effect on my mind which in turn affected my appetite.
Don’t be afraid to seek help for weight loss or any other challenge you are facing. Someone else’s knowledge has the power to propel you into the next season.
Words by themselves have a great impact good or bad. Imagine what the Word of God can do when you speak it over your life.
There is power in getting help. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 says,
Two are better than one because a good return comes when two work together. If one of them falls, the other can help him up. But who will help the pitiful person who falls down alone? In the same way, if two lie down together, they can keep each other warm. But how will the one who sleeps alone stay warm against the night? And if one person is vulnerable to attack, two can drive the attacker away. As the saying goes, “A rope made of three strands is not quickly broken.”
I’ve known for a long time that I needed to lose weight. Many times I’ve begun my own weight loss program. I’ve done well at first and then stopped. Why? No accountability. When I sought the help of a professional I found motivation. So far, I’ve lost three pounds. Not a lot of weight but I am on my way. I am looking forward to what God will show me through this experience of exercising and choosing the right foods. (That’s how God works with me. He is always giving me revelation through every day situations.)
Put these two powerful principles to work today:
Pray God’s Word. Do it consistently. The Word will change you. God watches over His Word until it is accomplished (Jeremiah 1:12).
Reach out for help. Don’t go it alone. Attend seminars. Listen to CD’s. Take a class. Get personal coaching. Someone has information that you need. They have been through an experience that has taught them something that can propel you into the next season.
Even though I have targeted the subject of weight loss in this article, these principle will apply to any challenge you are facing.