What does it take to truly, truly submit your health and weight-releasing goals to the Lord?
You might be like, I know I should. But what does that mean? So let’s talk about it today. It’s Cathy here. I’m with weight loss God’s Way. And today I want to talk to you about what it looks like to truly surrender. You know, we know prayer, we know yes prayer. How does that translate into me not eating that additional food that I want to eat?
And what does a heart of submission and surrender look like? And there’s a scripture I’m just going to pull it up here. It’s in Matthew and it says, If you want to be perfect, go sell your possessions and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven.Then come follow me.
And so this is the rich young ruler who was talking to Jesus and he says, Teacher, teacher, tell me what it means to have eternal life. And this is what Jesus said to him. And when he heard this news, he went away really sad. This is Matthew 19:22.
And he was sad because he had a lot of possessions. He owned a lot. And so he wanted this goal. He wanted a turn a life but when he heard the cost, he was like, I’m not trying to give up all of that, you know, that’s a lot Jesus like, do you know that’s a lot? And I think that’s the question. That’s the place where we find ourselves in a lot of the times I know I have, it’s like, Yes, Lord, I really want to follow you. But I’ve got so much in my current life that I don’t know if I couldn’t really give it all up. Because if I really give it all up, then when I’m frustrated, how am I going to cope? When I give up all of my creature comforts? What’s my life gonna look like? Is my life gonna be so boring that you know everyone else is going out for dinner? Or drinks? And I’m the one there saying no, sorry, I can’t go. Does it look like everyone’s going to the latest movie coming out? And I’m like, No, guys, I can’t go. You know sometimes in our head we think my life is too much. I’ve got too much going on in my life and so many people need me and and what are all the ends that are keeping you from fully surrendering?
Like this rich young judge? I think he was I think he was a lawyer actually, like him. You might have a lot of things that you pride yourself in. Or maybe it’s the opposite. There are a lot of things that you have so much shame in.
But use, you’re secure and you feel safe, that nobody really knows and you don’t have to give up all of the creature comforts that you have. So you say you stay safe. In your current bubble.
You keep your little secret you keep pacifying yourself, and your insecurities and nobody has to know. So whatever side of the fence you might find yourself in one being being too afraid to give up on some of the fun things in life. Or you might be on the other side, saying, I don’t want to give up my current comfort. I don’t want to expose myself I don’t want to put myself out there. I don’t want God to know how much I have neglected this temple that he has given me. So you might be on one side of the fence or the other but whatever side of the fence you’re on. Know that true submission means wherever you are saying, Lord, here I am.
Come into my heart and take over. I give up that need to handle life on my own. In fact, I’m not doing a very good job. So I invite you in Lord, show me, teach me. Help me. I don’t want to rely on food or any other vices that I’ve held on to before. I want you and that’s what surrender and submission looks like it means despite where you’re at, confessing, inviting God into help you and trusting that he will and he can listen, it’s not a one-and-done. This is day by day. Sometimes it’s several times a day, but it’s that willingness to keep on surrendering and submitting as long as it takes a mentor I hope that helps with this message of how do you submit your weight loss to God to God because it’s easy to say weight loss, guys, we but what does that mean? So I hope that’s helpful. I hope that blesses you.
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