“Wow, Mom! You’re going where no man has gone before!” That was my sons’ reply when I told him that I now weigh less than I ever have in my adult years, and that from that point forward, it would be all new territory for me. He looked me square in the eye and continued, “Mom, go boldly! Explore new worlds and seek out your new destination.” We had a good laugh when I responded with a hearty, “Beam me up, Scotty.”
Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16
God has continued to use this brief encounter with my son to give me just what I was needing to spur me on. You see, He doesn’t ever want us to rest on our laurels. Scripture teaches us in Isaiah 43:18-20 to forget about the former things. That can include former victories and weight release too, not just the failures (in our eyes). Today is a new day that has never been lived before and it’s all any of us really have. I want to look at TODAY and have hope to perceive God’s wonderful plan for me. Everything is yet to come today. I want to get up every morning with expectation and anticipation of all God wants to do in me and through me. Don’t you? I know you do!
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
“Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” Matthew 7:7-11
So I am starting to take stock of my attitudes, to determine what has been holding me back from a more abundant and exciting life. It’s a little scary, because it’s unknown. But I think God wants me to become familiar with many new things and adventures. Here are some of the questions posed to me along the way. Maybe one of them will help spur you on as well. I hope so.
Do I think I can really change in a permanent way? Have any past struggles been dragging me down again? Am I too old or too tired or too busy or overwhelmed for this to work? Do I have any real fears about facing a new way of life? Have I stopped caring or lost interest? Is thinness something I really desire? Am I earnestly asking, seeking and knocking? Do I believe?
The original Star Trek Starship was called the Enterprise. Their mission was to go boldly where no man had gone…..where was that? SPACE! God is calling each of us to explore this strange, new world of health and thinness, a world where food does not dominate. A life where there is space in our clothes, space on our plates, and space in our thoughts for outrageous adventures. He wants us to passionately seek out this new life that He has placed within us. We have a new mission. To seek out new civilizations, to go boldly into new opportunities, to minister to others and to help others get free from this heavy weight we too once carried.
Of course Faith is the name of our starship and Jesus is our captain (sorry Kirk). Let us blast off fearlessly to shed the layers of protection and fear. He will cover us with His grace and love and a new faith and boldness. It will be an amazing journey!
How about you? Are there questions you need to ask yourself? Can you find that desire and passion within you for a new life? Will you ask for boldness?
What do you need to do to be ready to blast off to your new life? Are you ready? 126.96.36.199.1. BLAST OFF!!!!
He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. Psalms 91:4
Cathy lives in Lakemoor, a suburb of Chicago, IL. She and her husband, Joe are empty nesters, not counting the three cats they adopted. They have a total of six children and nine grandchildren. She enjoys prayer walks and great fellowship. Reading and writing are still her favorite subjects, along with some new favorites of photography and video recording, and of course blogging.