Problems dieting? Problems starting. Problems sticking to a diet? Just stop.
Stop dieting right now. And make a life style change. Look back only once to recognize the failure and see the place you do not want to return to. Say to yourself right now, “I’m finished with that.” If you are ready to say that, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m not going to sell you anything. I want to help you by encouraging you in your journey that lies in front of you.
Stop the endless cycle of losing a little weight only to gain it back weeks or months from now. Start your diet now by putting less food on your plat. Not going back for seconds. Drinking more water. And saying no to your body. As I’ve written before this is more of a life style change than it is a diet. I mean… everyone is on diet. It’s just… is the diet they are on one that promotes healthy living.
To start eating healthy, most of you have visions of Whole Foods, and being a vegetarian. This is not what it takes to be healthy. What it takes is self-control and saying “No,” to your body, which if left to itself, will eat and eat and eat.
To successfully start your diet now you must trade gluttony for gratefulness. Gluttony is always wanting. Never satisfied. Gratefulness is being thankful for what you have.
Still not convinced. Maybe you need conviction.
Here is what the Lord thinks of gluttony.
20″They shall say to the elders of his city, ‘This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey us, he is a glutton and a drunkard.’
21″Then all the men of his city shall stone him to death; so you shall remove the evil from your midst, and all Israel will hear of it and fear.”
Or what about our Lord’s words?
45″But if that slave says in his heart, ‘My master will be a long time in coming,’ and begins to beat the slaves, both men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk;
46the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and will cut him in pieces, and assign him a place with the unbelievers.
47″And that slave who knew his master’s will and did not get ready or act in accord with his will, will receive many lashes,
The verses are so numerous. Just ask yourself, is your body a reflection of what is in your heart? Because of your weight, are you tired all the time, slow, and possibly on the verge of death? You didn’t get that way from reading the Bible all the time and being healthy. So… if you are going to talk the talk, it’s time to walk the walk. If you want to be more like Christ, you have to take a good hard look at the role food and pleasure play in your life.
If you are a gluttonous person, it will not only be over food. You are more than likely gluttonous over everything. Sacrifice your gluttony on the alter of your body. Eat less. Start by putting less on your plat. Drinking lots of water while you eat a meal. Honor God with your body. Be a good steward of your life. Worship God in obedience with your body.
Diet now. Want to eat more? Drink less. Want to eat less? Drink more. You will start to feel full after 15 minutes once you start eating. Start gulping that water before you take your first bight.
I had an aunt who’d make us eat everything on our plates before we were allowed to take a sip of whatever it was we were drinking. And that’s what you have to do when a child wont eat. And that’s the opposite of what you have to do when you want to get in the habit of eating less. Eating less must become a habit.
Want to eat more? Drink less. Want to eat less? Drink more.
Honor God, even when you sit down to eat. 1 Cor. 10:31 Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
Be good to yourself today. And be strong. For you have the Lord, ’cause He has you. Don’t give in to the lie? Believe in God. And believe in the enemy,’cause he wants you to turn your back on our Lord. To deny that Jesus the man is the Christ. The Messiah. God in the flesh. The God man. Your body is the testimony of his Lordship in your life and a witness to the truth of who he is. Let Him live in your body today. You have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body. (1Cor. 6:20)
Praise Him. Because you are secure. When he paid for your life with his own blood, he said it is finished. It is done. And He sat down at the right hand of God (Heb. 1:3). And you are seated with him, right now, in heaven (Eph. 2:6). Security wrapped up in the new way you are related to the Father through the Son. You are secure. Nothing, nor anyone can get to the right hand of the Father to pluck you from His hands. Not even yourself. You are eternally secure from the schemes of the enemy.
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