Encouragement

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Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Hi everyone!

I have so many things on my heart that I want to share with you, but since I have “mom brain”, I’m having a hard time collecting some of those thoughts.  But I want to write something.  Anything!  So I thought I would take some time to encourage you.

No matter how long you’ve been on this journey, God is STILL faithful!  He watches over His word to perform it!  He will NEVER leave us nor forsake us!  Oh…and He LOVES us!

I know some of you are discouraged.  You’ve been trying.  You feel like giving up.  You just don’t know how to make this all work.  And some of you are down right ANGRY because you feel like you are a failure–or possibly because you may feel like God has failed you.  You have spent many tears, crying out to God to just help you release the weight, to help you overcome your food addiction, to make all of this easy.

Can I tell you something?

Lean in closely…I’m about to tell you a tidbit of truth that has literally changed my life…

God wants to transform you!

He wants to help you!  He wants to deliver you!  He wants to help you overcome!

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”  Romans 12:2

We don’t overcome by following our boundaries perfectly.  It’s clinging to God’s Word.  It’s spending time with Him.  That’s how we are transformed.  It’s not our own work.  It’s His work.  Our part is spending time with Him.

I have seen a HUGE change in my life in the area of food and body image because of what God has done and all it took was me taking the time to renew my mind.  What does it look like to renew my mind?  For me, it means reading my truth cards at least once a day.  Usually that takes place in the morning along with reading my Bible.  And then each time I felt like breaking a boundary, I sat down with my journal and ‘I Deserve a Donut’ app (or book) by Barb Raveling.  I would write out the questions and answers.  If I was in a hurry, I would just read the questions and answer them in my head or out loud.  If I was journaling, I would write down a few of the scriptures that really stood out to me.   And I still do this when needed.

I believe each time I took the time to renew my mind that the Lord was transforming me.  And WOW, I’m so amazed at what He has done!  I will share more about that later, but for now I want to encourage you in your own journey.

Don’t give up!

Keep your eyes on Jesus!

Keep renewing your mind!

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8 Responses to Encouragement

  1. Susan Bradbury May 28, 2014 at 7:21 am #

    IDAD book and app are in use everyday for me!! I will always press on and never give up! 🙂

    • Christina Smith May 28, 2014 at 11:40 pm #

      Praise God! Never give up! God is the same yesterday, today, and forevermore! There is ALWAYS hope in Him!

  2. Sheila May 28, 2014 at 8:00 am #

    Thank you soo much for the encouragement!!! It soo hit home.

  3. Karon May 28, 2014 at 8:13 pm #

    What an inspiring testimony Christina! That’s for sharing your heart.

  4. Christine July 16, 2014 at 7:09 am #

    Thanks for the encouragement…Need to be reminded not to give up and to keep on renewing my mind and leave the work of transformation to the Holy Spirit..as the Bible states..It is not by might, not by power but by my Spirit says the Lord..

    • Christina Smith July 18, 2014 at 10:42 am #

      Christine, that’s one of my favorite scriptures! The Lord gave me that scripture when I was waiting for my first child. It’s like He is saying to keep our eyes on Him and Him alone!

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