Be encouraged! As you begin to think and act differently, exercise faithfully, and overcome temptation, you will see results. Because you are adding actions to your faith, and developing self-control—you are destined to win!
Our bodies are uniquely different because that is the way God created us. He knows us inside and out, He knows exactly what, when and how we should eat to lose weight and/or maintain a healthy body. The Lord will help us become consistent in eating a healthy, balanced diet so we can lose weight.
I encourage you to use your faith to retrain your thinking and senses. One of my favorite scriptures is found in Hebrews 5:14: “… for those whose senses and mental faculties are trained by practice to discriminate and distinguish between what is morally good and noble and what is evil and contrary either to divine or human law” (AMP). Our senses are trained by “reason of use.”
Each time we make the right choices, we are training our senses to do the right thing.
Each time we eat only when we are hungry rather than when we are stressed, we are training our senses.
Each time we overcome temptation, we are training our senses.
Each time we walk away from overeating in favor of eating healthy and “doing,” something productive, we are training our senses.
Before we know it, healthy eating habits, routine exercise and feeling great will become a part of a healthier lifestyle. The Bible tells us, that as a man thinks in his heart so is he (Proverbs 23:7). I encourage you to:
1. Think about how much God loves you, right now, just as you are. You must learn to love yourself and your body just as God loves you.
2. Stop thinking of yourself as overweight. Every time you think of your weight, confess your ideal body weight. Say this: “Father, I thank you that I weigh______ pounds. I enjoy healthy food, I am committed to exercise, and I always make healthy choices. I lose weight quickly and easily, and my body maintains its ideal weight. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
I am so glad that you have made the decision to seize the best God has for you. The Lord created you and loves you, and He desires for you to be blessed in every area of life. I admire your determination and courage.
We also would be honored to have you join our prayer team. You can sign up on HigherFitness.com. It’s free, and we pray for each other every day. Each month I send out an email with a prayer and a few scriptures to mediate on. It’s great to know that people are supporting you in prayer and joining with you in faith on this journey of attaining health and Higher Fitness.