February 6, 2012

God's Girl Gets Blasted!




I walk into Bible study to get hammered by three sweet friends about my post yesterday.

In Bible study.


I guess what better place. . .what was I gonna do??  Start a shouting match?

I want to make sure that everyone understands, I give the enemy no credit whatsoever for anything that he does.

But, I also know that I have some folks following my blog who claim that I am an inspiration to them (that's what they say. . .go figure!)

Anyway, I want them to understand that the journey will not be easy.

The enemy will be lurking around every corner.

And we have to consciously decide to take him down before he sneaks in.

I could've taken my pity party and considered it a defeat.

But I didn't.

My God is bigger than that.

And I am BELIEVING HIM to see me through this process.

Obesity is an illness. 

I didn't get this way in a week, and I am not going to be healed in a week.

I read this statement in "Made to Crave" this morning, and it had a PROFOUND influence on my thinking:

"I am a Jesus girl who can step on the scale and see the numbers as an indication of how much my body weighs and not as an indication of my worth."

When I get to the point that I can look at the scale and be able to claim that statement for my own, I will consider myself victorious.

Not over the weight I've lost, but over the struggle to destroy the vicious cycle I am have been in of losing, gaining, losing, gaining, and losing again.

I am not going to be a part of that cycle anymore.

And I have God to help me through it.

Something I've never had belief and trust in while losing weight before.

My body is a temple, fashioned by His hands, breathed on by His breath.

I'd say that makes me doggone special.

And, I want to get that temple to a healthy state, and I want to keep it as it was meant to be--God's sanctuary.

One day at a time.

That's all I can do.

With God, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.  I don't know His timeline, but I know that He is faithful to hear my cries and to answer my prayers.

Thank you to everyone for the continued texts, cards, comments, and hugs.  You have no idea what that means to this fat girl

I mean, God's girl!


Piper said...

I just read your post from yesterday... If I had read it yesterday, you would have been blasted by 4 of us! But, I know defeat, and there are times that I beat myself up over things. I am not just talking to you right now, I am talking to myself. satan knows he can't have us, but he will do WHATEVER he can to trip us up, take our focus off of the ONE TRUE GOD and put it on our circumstance. I am crawling out of my self-made pit this morning, ever so slowly.... I hate when I allow this to happen. Of course, I know he will show up when I am in the midst of hiding God's word in my heart and doing my best to BELIEVE GOD for ALL THINGS!! I love ya and I am praying for you!! GOD HAS YOUR BACK!!!

Anonymous said...

You are so right, we serve a Big God, we have no idea how big he really is. I know from all the Giants I have had to face in my own life that without him holding me and nuturing me I could not have made it. He is my everything. I sit here thinking how in this world we could ever deny his love for us. You are such a wonderful, sweet and inspiring person to so many. You are going to lick this, because I know that you believe in a God who can and will do what he says he will do. Trust is believing and knowing that he will bless us abundantly beyond what we see. I love you sweet Lynn and I believe in you. Love Trish.