Accountability partners, support systems and mentors are invaluable tools when you’re trying to lose weight.
“He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed.” ~ Proverbs 13:30
I tuned in to watch the ‘Biggest Loser’ Finale this past Tuesday night just as one of the finalists was talking about how previous contestants on the show encouraged him and helped him through when he was having difficulties.
He was so emotional and grateful to have them and probably would not have achieved his success without them.
Accountability partners, support systems and mentors are invaluable tools when you’re trying to lose weight. If you battle with weight challenges then you know that much of your suffering tends to be in silence.
No one really wants their friends, family and loved ones to know how much they’re struggling especially when they’ve seen your weight go up and down more times than they can count.
Unfortunately out of shame and frustration most people isolate themselves and try to solve their problems on their own instead of seeking support. But like many other strongholds, weight releasing is not a journey that you should even attempt to do on your own.
As the speaker in Ecclesiastes puts it: ‘But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up’~ Ecc. 4:10.
As you go through challenges, you will need others around you who will motivate you, help build your integrity and show you how loved and cherished you are. They may give you a different perspective that you may be unable to see on your own and create a hedge of protection around you. Your support systems will also give you some the encouragement you need when you’re unable to motivate yourself.
Surround yourself with people who love you enough to correct you and want you to succeed. Begin to pray that God will bring one or more accountability partners into your life if you don’t already have one.
Understand that having an accountability partner will require a high level of transparency and honesty.
Be vulnerable, open and willing to hear what your accountability partner has to say. The truth sometimes hurts. No one likes facing their ‘dark side’ or feeling like their stuff is being exposed but trust that these steps are beneficial to you growth and eventual victory.
I challenge you today to contact someone that you can really trust and ask them if they will partner with you on your weight loss journey. The benefits will surely pay off for both you and them.