Day by Day

Have you ever struggled with something time after time, and then suddenly one day it was easy?

It’s amazing how easy it is to slip back into old habits. After 30 days of not eating bread, junk foods, sugars or high fat food, I though my body would suddenly stop craving this stuff.

The good news is that I know that it is going to get easier if I continue to stick with it.

It reminded me of a time a few weeks ago when I swimming for the first time in about a year. To my surprise, it was practically effortless! How could this be? A few years ago I practiced every day, working with a swim coach, and I was practically obsessed about mastering my stroke for the big race.

Have you ever struggled with something time after time, and then suddenly one day it was easy?

These spiritual truths will help me remember stay focused on my journey. I pray that they are a blessing to you too.

  1. God always finishes what He starts — Phil 1:6 – “That He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” At times when it feels like you are not making progress, know that God is still working on you, changing you bit by bit, day by day. He promises it and He has never lied to us.
  2. God strengthens us in stages — Isaiah 28:10 – “Precept upon precept, precept upon precept, rule upon rule, rule upon rule; here a little, there a little.” As I look back on my swimming experience I see that every thing that I had learned was necessary and important to help me learn.
  3. When we get to the end of ourselves, there we will find God. For when I am weak, then I am strong (2 Cor. 12:10). I was trying so hard to master my stroke that I was not able to relax and actually learn how to properly swim. My “trying” was actually a form of self-sabotage.

Beloved, know that you will be successful in your goal to lose weight.

Even though the process may seem frustrating and even hopeless, know that God will give you good success once you trust in him.

You might not see any changes for some time, and then, one day it will all come together. Know that God is working in your life even if the changes are not showing on the scale just now.

Lastly, know that your failures are no surprise to God. You are not going through what you are going through in vain.

God knows and cares and wants to help you if you allow Him.
Trust in His timing and in His strength, be patient and watch Him work in your health and in all areas of your life.

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