Casting down imaginations
Monday, June 11, 2012
I weighed in yesterday and was excited to see that I was down 5 more pounds for a total of 12 pounds!!!! That feeling was short lived when I got a migraine headache. I ended up in bed all day.
While I was in bed, I was bombarded by negative thoughts. They were coming from all sides. I was officially under full attack! “You are a failure!” “You only lost 5 pounds?” “You didn’t work hard enough!” “You will never make it to your goal!” They ran over and over in my head.
Then I remembered something I heard Joyce Meyer say about thoughts. She said that we don’t have to think whatever thoughts just pop into our heads. We should stop negative thoughts in their tracks and think positive thoughts. I began to think of the verse in the Bible about casting down imaginations.
It was time to take control of the situation. I began to say things like I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me! I have had 3 weeks of weight loss in a row. I am almost halfway to my first goal of losing 10% of my weight! I exercised every day last week! I drank 8 or more glasses of water every day last week! Those negative thoughts tried to bully their way back into my head so finally I got up in front of the mirror and said “I am successful! I have lost 12 pounds! I look great! I feel great and nothing is going to change that!”
I went back to bed and I got another thought from the Bible. John 10:10 says the thief comes only in order to steal, kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows). I thought about that verse for a while and thought about it in terms of my situation. I began to think of the verse like this…The thief comes only in order to steal my motivation¸ kill my dreams, and destroy any hope of me ever reaching my goals. Jesus came that I might enjoy life and have it in abundance, to the full, till it overflows (and that doesn’t mean my stomach)!!!! It means that I should be healthy and fit and enjoy doing things and enjoy my life! That is what I intend to do.
Every time those negative thoughts try to come around, I am gonna cast them down and replace them with positive thoughts. I don’t have to be perfect to be successful. I just need to take one step at a time, keep the focus, and make healthy changes! I can do it!