My body

I was reading another chapter in “Believing God” this morning. The chapter on “I can do all things through Christ”.

I have been floundering about what God’s plan for my life is. I keep getting lost in the hazy mist of imagined missions and huge new projects and church organizations. I think that has been satan’s way of scaring me off. I keep trying to see the God’s eye view of my life and ministry and it has had me pretty demoralized. I try to cast “vision” (which I don’t believe I’m gifted in) for myself and end up getting overwhelmed.

I began to question whether my struggle with my weight was even on his radar. I started to become discouraged that my desire to be set free from my fat and my food idol was selfish. That even though it was the biggest desire of my heart, that God had other “higher” plans for me and that I would just be stuck with fighting the food battle on my own.

After I finished my chapter, I just felt the need to read something scriptural. I needed to hear a biblical answer. I needed to hear God.

And this is what He told me:

And so, dear Christian friends, I [Paul] plead with you to give your bodies to God. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice — the kind he will accept. When you think of what he has done for you, is this too much to ask? Rom. 12:1 (NLT)

I have been so focused on the huge big overwhelming picture that I have been denying the one thing I CAN do. Right now. Give my BODY to him. My whole physical body. The tangible representation of me. He wants it. And that means I am to give it to him and follow what I know to be the “right” methods of caring for it.

He wants me to lose this weight. He wants me to eat when I am hungry, and to abstain from any food when I am not. I don’t think it can be more simple and clear-cut than that. That’s what I have been asking for. To know the path he wants me to walk. This is the path he has chosen for me right now. I just need to WALK IT!!

For I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength. Phil 4:13

2 thoughts on “My body

  1. hey, Lundie!

    I so struggle with this too…

    in my First Place Bible study right now…the focus verse is…1 Corinthians 6:19-20…and I’ve been learning about how magnificent and amazing the OT temple was that God designed to live in…

    and in the NT…we are told that our bodies are now the temple…magnificent and amazing and designed by God to live in…

    and…when I think about how I treat my body…His temple…

    well…I think you can understand…

    this is one of the reasons I’m trying to focus on exercise this summer…and why I decided to host an exercise challenge…when I’m walking…I really feel like I’m doing something for His temple…

    hang in there…and hang onto Him…

    blessings, mamabright 🙂

  2. I am a fellow fan of Beth Moore and enjoyed going through her Believing God bible study a couple of years ago. If you don’t mind me adding my two-cents…I think you have a good plan going – progress requires practicality like the specific ways you want to pursue a goal and once you’ve set those standards it’s important to keep your focus on Christ rather than on the problem so that the issue doesn’t hold you back from experiencing other kinds of opportunities as you deal with it. Your beautiful spirit and the touch of God on your life shines through – even through a blog! God Bless!!

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