Thursday, March 12, 2009
Recognizing the problem is half of the battle!
I came to realize that God loved me more than anything in the world and that beating myself up about my weight and size was counter productive to His plan. Christ doesn't want us to live in a mindset that focuses us on our imperfections and fear. He wants us to focus on Him, His love for us and what we can do to love others. I have learned that instead of sacrificing myself to attempt to be all that other people want me to be, I need to sacrifice myself only for Christ.That is one of the reasons for my new found health kick and doing weight watchers. I know that God doesn't want me to live a life of sickness and death, so I am daily sacrificing myself and my health for Him. It was so hard for me to even tell anyone that I was going on a diet before, because I was so afraid of failure. I realize now that those people who love me will support and encourage me, and those who don't love me don't really make any difference anyway.