Is it a struggle to “get your act together?”
Without a doubt, the Lord delights in any movement at all–even babysteps–we take in an “upward” direction. Please don’t give in to the enemy’s desire that you “quit.” This is a lifetime process so what better way of learning how to DO this for life than by DOING it during life? 🙂
In over 10 years of using this approach to food and eating, I have found that it is rare that everything is “just perfect.” It often feels like I take three steps forward and two back. Sometimes it feels like four forward and six back!
Hang in there and sooner or later the “net movement” will be forward!
Just keep at it.
Paul says it perfectly with Philippians 3:12-14:
Not that I have already obtained all this,
or have already arrived at my goal,
but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.
Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it.
But one thing I do:
Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,
I press on toward the goal to win the prize
for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Let’s press on! It will take our entire lifetimes, yes. STRAIN toward what is ahead. This isn’t an “easy fix.” Sanctification rarely is! 🙂 Discipleship rarely is! Anything worth fighting for is rarely an easy fix. We are inviting God not merely to change our bodies, but to transform our thinking–so that the changes come from the inside out!
(I hope you will join our online study Wednesday in the chat room at 4:30pm Pacific Daylight time.)