Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Day 2: "What If I Let God Down?"
(from Made to Crave Devotional by Lysa TerKeurst madetocrave.org/purchase -resources/
Quotes from the devotional...
"When you've tried and failed as many times as I have, you start to feel gunshy about trying again...Yes the physical struggle was hard. I certainly didn't want to drag down my spiritual life with this struggle."
"But here's the problem:... my weight issues were already dragging me down spiritually. When I don't have peace physically, I don't have peace spiritually. I can't separate the two. Nor should I. I need spiritual motivation to step in where my physical motivation falls short."
"I had to choose to operate in the reassurance of God's love, the rememberance, of God's grace, and the reality of God's power. According to Isaiah 41:10. God is the one holding me up and not the other way around.
"Prayer: This is one of the most significant spiritual journeys of my life. Help me focus on you as I battle this raw personal issue."
Somehow I'm always discounting my weight/health/nutrition journey to not be a spiritually significant one. But for me it is true that this is one the most significant issues I deal with because it's the manifestation of underlying spiritual issues. It's the "raw" aspect that makes me want to dismiss it when it gets tough.
Here and now I am persevering past the point when I want to give up and run. I am choosing to press deeper into God and let him carry me past the fear, anxiety, and discomfort of the moment. This is what I want to consistently apply.
Progress: I stuck with my low net carb eating plan on this day (Saturday,7/14). The kids woke up early but I still managed to get a 3.5 jog in on the treadmill despite home interruptions. We eat out a lot on the weekends so I did go to Panda Express but I at veggies and entrees that seemed like they had low-sugar contents (I'm sure they may had a little since it was fast food - but I couldn't taste it). This was my biggest meal. I did have two Atkins bars so I stuck to my limit. So it was a pretty successful day for the weekend.
Peace & Blessings