OK, friends I know you are just bouncing in your seat with anticipation of how to start this weight loss Christ centered journey.
THERE ARE TWO PARTS TO IT:
STEP 1, A
FIGURE OUT YOUR OBSTACLE
Why are you finding yourself not as healthy as you could be?
What stands in the way of greater health?
It is not enough to casually say
I over eat
I hate exercise
I have no energy
Nothing has worked for me before
DIG DEEP PEEPS AND DETERMINE THE
For me, I engage in emotional eating
(you know what I am going to say)
Well, after some though and deliberation I emotional eat because I have feeling s of anxiety, inadequacy or insecurities. When these feelings seep into my being I really really really get uncomfortable and would prefer to pretend they don't exist so I EAT.
Emotional eating does several things for me in that moment of discomfort;
First; It is a delightful distraction
Second, it numbs those feelings
Thrid, once I have over eaten I can then feel mad at myself for over
eating that I never address the original feelings.
This becomes the cycle that will continue to (if I don't make a change) to defile my body and hurt my health.
So, backing up
What's you obstacle????
STEP 1, B
Over and over in the scriptures we are counseled to Ask
For everyone that asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh, findeth; and unto him that knocketh, it shall be opened. 13 For everyone that asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh, findeth; and unto him that knocketh, it shall be opened.
As you Ask (PRAY TO) God be
I we ask for general guidance God will bless us with general blessing so likewise if we ask in faith with the spirit for specific blessing God will send specific blessings.
General: Please help me stop emotional eating
Specific: Help me recognize when I am eating because of emotions.
Help me have courage to feel the emotions and faith that they will pass.
Please send thy spirit to remind me that I am enough and worthy and capable to make the best choices for my body.
Assignment: Recognize things you "Ask God" for that are general and then write out a more specific version.