Wednesday, March 06, 2013
In her book, Live Life Right Here Right Now!, Carole Lewis says, "You and I can only begin living life to the fullest if we learn how to leave yesterday behind and let tomorrow take care of itself. God helps us cultivate right attitudes and make wise decisions to bring us to Christian maturity. As we begin making small steps in the right direction, God teaches us how to discern His voice from the voice of Satan, the father of lies; and when this happens, our spiritual life begins to take shape and we no longer fall for our enemy's lies when we hear them. As God begins changing us in our spirit, we then realize that the body He has given us is the only one we will ever have. Therefore, we make the hard decisions to take care of that body so that we can serve God as long as we live on this earth."
As I've watched Biggest Loser 14 this season, I hear so often the contestants saying that they weren't living life to the fullest because of their weight. 10 weeks into the season they are finally leaving yesterday behind and focusing on each healthy choice that today offers. How many times have I not truly lived because of my weight? Today I am going to live life! I am going to be fully engaged in the present, which is a gift from God. The bad choices of yesterday are gone (straight to my hips!!) but I have today and I will choose to live a healthy lifestyle with exercise, water, fruits and vegetables and a positive attitude. I will make the hard decisions to take care of my body, including going to bed at a decent hour and getting up to exercise in the mornings before life gets crazy! I will live life, right here, right now!