Philippians 4:13 I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency]. ~Amplified Bible
Losing weight has become such an uphill battle for me. I know in my heart that losing weight will benefit me and make me feel great that I accomplished something I set my mind to. But that’s just it…I set my mind to do it but my heart is not totally into it. The motivation is often lost. I am only motivated for the moment. I would love to keep that initial felling of “I can do this” throughout my journey of losing weight. But something happens, the excitement of it all fades. So I find myself in the same rut of only thinking I want to lose weight. That same lack of motivation or determination also attacks our spiritual lives. We always have good intentions to study the Word of God, to pray and to be thankful everyday. But it falls short and we find ourselves in a common place of following Jesus. Following our Savior should not be common place or something we do out of dread. Our spiritual and natural lives should both honor God in the best way possible. Not falling short in everything we do…if its losing weight, being a hard worker, or making sure we spend a quantity of quality time with God. We should do it out of the spirit of I CAN DO THIS. I can be what God has called me to be.
I want to keep that initial motivation in all aspects of my life. Spiritually and naturally. I want to live a complete and progressive life. One without apprehension of the unknown, without the second guessing or fear. I want to live my life for Christ. Healthy, fit and fully committed. Having my feet planted firm and determined to complete all that God has for me to do. Under my Saviors guidance I can do all things, because He is my strength.