Thursday, January 30, 2014

Enough is enough.....

Yesterday, two of my devotionals were about totally different subjects.....
yet both spoke to my heart about a struggle I've had most of my life.
I've shared with y'all in the past about my weight problems.....
more times than I care to count.....
an embarrassing number!
But, my weight problem is more than just a number on the scale.
This struggle affects not only my physical health, but my emotional and spiritual, as well. 

Maybe you have this same battle.....
or yours is with something other than your weight.

No matter what might be your "thorn in the side".....
this might help you, too!!!


"Let the goal of this day to being every thought captive to Me.
Judgmental thoughts are unmasked as you bask in My unconditional Love."
(Jesus Calling, Enjoying Peace in His Presence,
by Sarah Young)

As I read that verse of scripture in Ephesians and the statement out of my Jesus  Calling devotional I was reminded abut how often I put myself down. I think it started many years ago as a defense mechanism.  I'll go ahead and make fun of myself before I allow somebody else to hurt me with their words.  And, please know that I've had LOTS of negative remarks made about my size.  It's as if I don't have mirrors, or tight clothes, or a scale!!!   Not too long ago somebody very close to me made the statement to me that "well, you can loose weight, but you always gain it right back".  Yes, that seems to be true....and I guess the truth hurts.  I truly don't think this Bible verse is meant entirely for how we treat others.  Everything out of my mouth definitely doesn't serve to be good and helpful to me.   At my age, it's  going to be very difficult to change my attitude and how I feel about myself.  Often I've thought "what does it matter", "who cares how much I weigh",
"at my age, I'll never change".   
Guess what?
If it's a concern of ours....then, it's a concern of God's, too.
He CARES.
And, it matters to HIM!!!

So.....back to the title of this post.....
"enough is enough".
Enough negative talk about myself.....
enough of just talking about getting healthy
(which consists of more than just loosing weight).
My goal is to work on my physical health.....
my emotional health.....
which in turn will benefit me spiritually!!!

How will I do this?
With God's help!!
And, hopefully, with encouragement from those closest to me!!!

What about you?
What are your thoughts?
Is there something in your life where you have to finally say,
"enough is enough"?

Breathing in Jesus,

Deb

(As I searched for an image of Ephesians 4:29, I found the little sign above. 
I just read verse 30 and realize how much it goes along with this post)

2 comments:

  1. I can identify with SO much of what you say. And I KNOW that my physical and emotional (AND spiritual) health are all closely interwoven! Let's keep encouraging each other, Deb.

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  2. Yes, yes, YES!! I have so many thoughts I would love to share and discuss. (Do you ever wish you knew some of these blog people so you could sit down over a vup of coffee eith them?) Have you ever read Made to Crave by Lysa TerKeurst? I am doing the online Bible study now and it is helping me to look at my struggle with weight and getting healthy as more of a spiritual journey rather than just one of the flesh. I wish I had people I could count on more to encourage me and hold me accountable.

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