What if you never reach your weight loss goal? So what? That’s a hard question that everyone on their weight loss journey must ask themselves at some time or another.

“If you keep quite at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and our relatives will die.”~Esther 4:14

What if you never reach your weight loss goal? So what? That’s a hard question that everyone on their weight loss journey must ask themselves at some time or another.

What will happen if you don’t stop your poor eating habits? Your lack of physical activity? If don’t stop consuming so much sugar, fat and calories? What will it cost your family? What will the cost be to your self-esteem? To your relationships? To you joy?

It’s difficult to take a long hard look at all the costs of not reaching your goal. Sometimes the pain is so hard to face that we would much rather hide our head in the sand than face the truth about how much pain we are causing ourselves. Confronting the pain can be so difficult that we often medicate ourselves with more food and so the cycle continues…However, until we take the time and confront the pain that we are costing ourselves and others, we will never be motivated enough to want to move past it. Starting today, let’s use the pain as a tool to move us forward.

In the book of Esther we see a woman faced with a difficult decision. Although Esther was a queen and enjoyed the benefits of the king’s power and wealth, her position came with a price. She could have lived a comfortable life in a palace with a king but this privilege would come with a high price. Her life of luxury (and keeping quite) would have cost her the safety of the entire Jewish race! Now, an entire race may not be dependent on your weight loss but the legacy you leave you family might be. Will you leave them a legacy of blessings or curses?

Like Ester, the cost of not taking action will lead to dire consequences for you. Beloved, stop missing out on the peace and joy that can be yours. Stop defining your life by what you ate today and what the number on the scale said this morning. The cost is too high. Like Ester, choose today to take a stand for yourself and your family and take action today to do something to improve your health. Choose 1 thing and do it. You will be so glad that you did !

I encourage you to take a few minutes and write down in detail what will happen if your continue in the behaviors you’re currently engaging in that are preventing you from reaching your weight loss goals.

Today’s Prayer:

Father, we pray that you will use our pain to draw us closer to you. We know that all things work together for the good and we know that you will use our pain to cause us to move into action in the areas we have been afraid, lazy, complacent or paralyzed. We thank you today for our breakthrough in the matchless name of Jesus!

© Cathy Morenzie 2010

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