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Setting Healthy Boundaries: A Spiritual Approach to Weight Loss

Do you find it challenging to set and maintain healthy boundaries, especially when it comes to your diet and lifestyle? If so, you’re not alone. It’s Kathy here with “Weight Loss, God’s Way”, and today, I want to discuss how we can invite God to guide us in setting boundaries that promote our health and well-being.

The Struggle with Boundaries

Most of us find it difficult to set and maintain boundaries. It’s a common human challenge. But we don’t have to accept this struggle as a given. Boundaries are crucial. They keep us safe, particularly when it comes to our health.
We aim to set boundaries around our sleep, the stress we allow into our lives, the foods we consume, and even the amount of time we spend on the couch. All these boundaries are key to helping us stay safe and healthy.

Seeking Divine Guidance

With so many different diets and plans out there, we can find ourselves hopping from one thing to the next. “I’m not eating meat. I’m not eating carbs.” All these are wonderful, but have you ever thought about asking God to tell you what boundaries are going to benefit you?
God cares about everything that you care about. So, if you’ve never thought about inviting Him and asking Him to help you set boundaries, I invite you to do that today.

Delighting in Boundaries

There is a scripture in Psalm 16:6 where David says, “The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places. I have a delightful inheritance.” David was happy with the boundaries that God set for him.

Imagine if we had that perspective, that we delighted in the boundaries that God gave us. What if we rejoiced in the boundaries, recognizing that God gives us boundaries for our good, to keep us safe, to keep us protected, to keep us close to Him?

Embracing the Journey

So, if you are struggling with boundaries, I challenge you. Ask God first of all, what the right boundaries are for you. Thank Him and delight in the boundaries. Every time you feel like breaking them, thank God and say, “Lord, you gave me these boundaries and I am going to maintain them for your glory in Jesus’ name.”

It might not work the first time. It’s going to take you continually surrendering and trusting Him that He will set those boundary lines for you, but He is faithful. So, He will. And if you happen to break your boundaries, keep on going. You haven’t failed, you haven’t messed up. You’re just learning, you’re learning how to surrender and you’re learning how to entrust everything to Him.

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