Last night in church our pastor was preaching on having a vision for whatever God has called you to do with your life. In the course of his sermon he made a comment that struck home with me in so many areas of my life, including my weight loss journey.
He said, “You will never go beyond what you think”, and alluded to the scripture in Proverbs “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he…”
As I pondered it again this morning I had to wonder, what do I think?
Do I think I can lose the excess weight?
Do I think I have the strength to get through a stressful time without turning to food?
Do I think I can ever have a normal relationship with food?
These are things I had already been thinking on this week, so when Pastor said that last night I knew that God has been hearing my thoughts and prayers. God knows these are some things I’m not totally convinced of yet in my own mind. Funny, but it’s the same feeling of “not totally convinced” that I’ve been struggling with in other areas as well.
My desire is not to live a life of mediocrity, both as a wife, mother, woman and in my weight loss journey. I won’t give up the fight to break the emotional ties to food. I will continue to work towards changing my thinking little by little, because only when I truly believe in my heart I can do this will the real, lifelong changes take place.
This is definitely easier said than done for me, but I know it can happen. 🙂