Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm.
Let nothing move you.
Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord,
because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
1 Corinthians 15:58
We want instant everything.
The thought that we are in this for our lifetimes often challenges us. We aren’t so interested in the character development as we are to have a body that we aren’t ashamed of.
God is doing a deeper work…and a work that–dare I say it–will result in us feeling no shame for our bodies! We want the shame to go away and think that it will go away when our bodies look different. The shame will go away when we think differently and learn to see ourselves with the eyes of our compassionate, loving, creative Father God. The shame will go away as he teaches us to fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith instead of some physical flaw about our bodies.
I will stand firm…today.
I will let nothing move me…today.
I choose to give myself fully to the work of the Lord…today.
I trust Him that this labor will not be in vain like all of my “weight loss” efforts have been.