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Weightloss………a Christian journey, a Godly perspective.

The Hard Part is Getting There… October 19, 2011

Filed under: Christian Journey,Exercise,Support,Weight Loss — kayveebee @ 1:11 pm

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 NKJV

For the past month or so I have been in a weightloss rut. I am thankful that the scale hasn’t gone up, but it hasn’t gone down either. This is the point where weight loss becomes discouraging. Especially when you are really trying!!

On Monday I decided I was too tired and too busy to go running but as the day progressed I realized I was sabotaging my self. Who was going to be hurt by me not working out? No one but me! I made a decision to run while my daughter was at dance class later that evening, the track is in walking distance. All while getting dressed I pouted and procratinated, go up, sat down, got back up, sat back down. After all of this hoop-lah of getting ready I prayed:

Dear Lord,

You know I am in a rut, but I want to increase my strength and increase my health. Lord help me relieve this burden of laziness and self discouragement. Please give the strength and motivation to stay on track. I really need you to help me in this.

Amen

 

In God’s awesome fashion, of course my motivation didn’t come right then (Don’t we wish He moved on our clocks sometimes). I still pressed to get to the car. Dropping my daughter off at dance class I felt a shift and realized, I DID IT! I AM HERE!  The hard part is not the workout, it’s getting there. I came out of the studio and proceeded to stretch at my car, turn on my ipod and coasted to the track.

It’s not enough for us to just pray and expect God to move. Faith without works is dead! James 2:20 NKJV   You have to do your part. Do your best, and let God do the rest!

The hard part is getting there. Press your way through and lay aside every weight that besets you, and run the race God has set forth for you to complete. Read Hebrews 12:1

 

KayBee

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Repost: F.E.A.R.

Filed under: Christian Journey,Exercise,Support — kayveebee @ 12:49 pm

This is a post from a blog I write to: empowermoments.org

False Evidence Appearing Real

For some time I’ve wanted to try a new running path. It’s along a main street and neighboring homes with a sidewalk. But for some reason I kept feeling bound to the track. Maybe because it was safe and familiar to me. I would pull up to the park each morning and start my same ole run but deep down I really wanted to get out there and jog that road!

I was scared. I was scared that it was too far, or that I would look silly (I run, but I don’t look like a runner), or that a dog would chase me. So everyday I ran in circles around the track until one morning the Holy Spirit brought this to my memory, “You have nothing to fear but fear itself.” No, this is not a scripture; it’s actually a quote from one of our past Presidents, but God uses what we know to catch our attention. I started pondering on that quote and realized that He was right. I have nothing to fear, but fear.

I am a self-proclaimed self-motivator. When I am feeling fearful or down and out I start talking to my inner self. Here is how the conversation went:

“Kay, you are running around this track, BOUND by fear thinking you can’t do it. Are you kidding? Did you not know that you can do all things through Christ that has made you strong? You are a child of the most high God, He will protect you! Look at your legs; look how God has strengthened them. How can you go higher if you stay running in this circle? You need to kick it up a notch!”

Later on I went to my Bible to look up scriptures on fear (yes all of this to prepare me for a new trail). These are the words that God showed me.

“Yea though I walk the valley of the shadow of death I will fear NO evil, for thou art with me!” (Psalm 23:4 KJV)

“The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1 NIV)

“The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” (Psalm 118:6 NIV)

“I sought the LORD, and He answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.” (Psalm 34:4 NIV)

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. All who rage against you will surely be ashamed and disgraced; those who oppose you will be as nothing and perish. Though you search for your enemies, you will not find them. Those who wage war against you will be as nothing at all. For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” (Isaiah 41:10-13 NIV)

When I began writing this EmpowerMoment, God confirmed for me that this is really not about a jog, but about fear. How many of you are bound by fear, running around the track, scared to venture out? How many of you are scared to tell that man, “Look, this isn’t working; I’m compromising too much,” for fear of being alone? How many of you reading this are bound by your fears of starting your own business because the money doesn’t seem right or you are scared you will fail? How many of you are scared to lose, or even scared to win, because of what others may think?

How many of you reading this have been hurt, scarred, and abused but scared to love again? Did you not know that God will restore and can restore you? Did you not know that God heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds? (Psalms 147:3 NIV)

The next day I ran that new trail and felt EMPOWERED after I did it. I had nothing to fear but fear itself. All of the evidence I thought existed was false, for fear is FALSE EVIDENCE APPEARING REAL!

Dear Daddy,

You are shelter in the time of storm, a comforter when I’m sad, my protector in the time of trouble, and my redeemer when I’ve messed up. Lord, I pray that You teach me how to be fearless! Teach me how to rely on Your Word in knowing that my fears are false evidence. Help me to realize that fear does not come from You. It is a trick of distraction from the enemy to hinder the plans You have for me. Give me strength in You Lord, to be bold and do what You’ve called me to do. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!

Ladies, I EMPOWER you to step out of fear and walk in faith. Do not remain bound any longer, for God has given you strength, peace, and the resources you need to carry out the task. I EMPOWER you to encourage yourself when you feel the enemy trying to discourage you. Pull out God’s Word and fight!