So today was weigh in day and I am down another .8! Not quite a pound but it was going in the right direction.
Now in the past, I would have been discouraged about such a small loss after working hard all week. I might have even given up but I had some divine help last
night that was right on point. Before going to bed, I decided to read my Bible. I
opened it to Psalms 42 and read the chapter. I read the Amplified Bible (Joyce Meyer - Enjoying Everyday Life Bible). After reading the chapter that was about
being discouraged, I read the Everyday Life Article from Joyce. This is what it said:
HOW TO DEAL WITH DISCOURAGEMENT
In Psalms 42:5, the psalmist is discouraged. Discouragement destroys hope, so naturally the devil always tries to discourage us. Without hope we give up, which is exactly what the devil wants us to do. The Bible repeatedly tells us not to be discouraged or dismayed. God knows that we will not be victorious if we get discouraged, so He always encourages us as we start out on a project by saying to us, "Do not get discouraged" God wants us to be encouraged, not discouraged.
When discouragement or condemnation tries to overtake you, the first thing to do is to examine your thought life. What kind of thoughts have you been thinking?
Have they sounded something like this? I am not going to make it; this is too hard. I always fail; it has always been the same thing. Nothing ever changes. I am sure other people do not have this much trouble getting their minds renewed. I may as well give up. I'm tired of trying. I pray, but it seems as if God doesn't hear. He probably doesn't answer my prayers because He is so disappointed in the way I act.
If these examples represent your thoughts then no wonder you get discouraged or feel condemned! Remember you become what you think. Think discouraging thoughts, and you will get discouraged. Think condemning thoughts, and you will come under condemnation. Change your thinking and be set free!
Instead of thinking negatively, think more like this: Well, things are going a little slowly but thank God, I am making progress. I am sure glad I'm on the right path that will lead me to freedom. I had a rough day yesterday. I chose wrong thinking all day long. Father, forgive me, and help me to keep on keeping on. I made a
mistake, but at least that is one mistake I wont have to make again. This is a new day. You love me, Lord. Your mercy is new every morning. I refuse to be
discouraged. I refuse to be condemned. Father, the Bible says that You do not condemn me. You sent Jesus to die for me I'll be fine--today will be a great day. I ask you to help me choose right thoughts today.
I am sure you can already feel the victory in this type of cheerful, positive, God-like thinking. Practice this type of thinking today!
By Joyce Meyer - Everyday Life Bible
That was right on point for me! How about you? I am glad I read that last night or this morning my weigh in might not have gone well.
I have been praying that God would help me lose weight and He is answering my prayer. I lost some weight and I am staying positive about it and not letting discouragement get a hold!
That is PROGRESS!!!! So to all my friends...DO NOT GET DISCOURAGED!!!