I try to start every day with some time with God. I know I can’t make it through even a single day without His help. If I can’t make it through a day without Him, I sure can’t change my lifestyle without Him!
If you have never struggled with a compulsion or addiction, maybe that sounds silly, but that is what food is for many of us. It has served as our sustenance, our reward and our comfort. And you can’t just quit cold turkey. It is only through the strength and grace from our all-powerful God that we can overcome and conquer. Maybe, I will never be thin. But I WILL be healthier than when I started!
In His light,
An Incredible Partnership
Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. Proverbs 16:3
How can your plan for healthiness succeed?
You need two things: prayer and diligence. Prayer and diligence are like two sides of the same coin. You pray as if it all depends on God, and you work as if it all depends on you.
Putting your whole effort into something feels so different when you have prayed about it and God is empowering you in it.
Committing to the Lord whatever you do means saying, “God, I’m committing to you another day, one day at a time. I want to be healthier at the end of the day than I was when I got up this morning. Please give me the strength to do my part in that.” That’s the pray part.
Proverbs 13:4 says, “The desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.” In other words, you’ve got to work. It takes effort. You eat right; you exercise. You plan your meals and your day. You get enough sleep. That’s the diligence part.
Food for Thought: Transformation is super-powered when you are diligent, devoted and dependent.