I woke up around two this morning thinking about yesterday’s blog. In particular I began to think about this one short paragraph:
…..I began to think about losing even more weight. I’d see the ladies in my fitness magazines and think I could do that or I’d hear about a product that could help me lose these last 10 or so ponds and be tempted to try it.
The problem isn’t that I want to lose more weight or look like Tosca Reno. It’s that I’m once again believing the first lie.
Genesis 3:4 The serpent said to the woman, “It is not true that you will surely die; 5 because God knows that on the day you eat from it, your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
The first lie is when Satan told Eve that she wasn’t good enough as she was. He convinced her that God was holding out on her and that somehow He had denied her what she thought she most needed. What’s worse is that Satan appealed to her desire for the quick fix in letting her believe that all it would take is just one bite.
I don’t know about you but I find it quite easy to fall for this lie over and over again. I have spent years believing that I am not good enough, smart enough, thin enough, strong enough, spiritually enough….. And I’ve looked for the quick fix over and over again.
But there is no quick fix. The only way to believe that I’m enough is in knowing and applying God’s word to all of my life. I’ve got to come into alignment with what God says about me.
You and I are more than enough. We are created in God’s image. We are saved through the grace of Jesus Christ. We are filled with the Holy Spirit. The rest is small stuff that can be changed without changing who we are created to be!
It’s the small stuff that requires self-control which helps me to:
- apply God’s word to every area of my life.
- focus on the positive and release the negative.
- keep my mouth shut instead of confessing lies over my life.
- choose to eat well and deny myself foods that are harmful to my body.
- schedule time for a daily workout.