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Monday, June 18, 2018

Weight Loss #Goals

Setting Serious Weight Loss Goals

     Not too long ago I hit a wall. I got tired of the extra weight and said, "Enough is ENOUGH! I am tired of worrying about the same things year after year! I am tired of carrying this extra weight! Lord, I am exhausted and worn out... I'm tired of not growing or achieving anything in this area of my life! I need you to help me to get this weight off...! " And for the first time, I wasn't talking about natural weight loss. I was talking about the spiritual. I needed to lighten up. It was time for me to go on a spiritual weight loss plan!
    What baggage is weighing you down that it's time for you to release? For me, there were certain areas where I have picked up some serious baggage over the past few years.
     And the Holy spirit challenged (re- convicted) me. What what would happen if we, say, dropped a few spiritual pounds? Like the same way we consider our bodies and say; "This needs toning, building, sculpting..;" we challenged ourselves to look at our spiritual lives with that same critical eye?
 "Bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having the promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come."
                                             -1 Timothy 4:8   

       Stress is not of God! It is a demonic tool that the enemy effectively uses to weigh people down with fear, stress, anxiety, confusion, worry, etc to the point that the average person (and Christian) will never walk in their God given purpose. That weight that is loaded onto our lives is not from God, it's from the devil.
" Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest for your souls. For my yoke
is easy, and my burden is light..." - Matthew 11:30

       So upon realizing that I had picked up some extra weight- weight that was affecting my destiny, my mood, my health, and my sanity- I decided to go on a spiritual weight loss plan. Yes, I said it. And I have already successfully dropped quite a few pounds and am feeling lighter already! Yes, of course I will share my diet secrets with you!
          Here are my top 3 tips for slimming down quick:
    1) Identify Your Trigger
     Identify the trigger! There are certain things that absolutely trigger me. Like, some situations that get me upset every single time- and I can actually feel myself instantly stressing out when being put in certain scenarios. You know, those things that when you even think about them your blood pressure rises. That's your weakness right there. And it's important to know your areas of weakness because the enemy always attacks there first. If he can apply painful pressure to your weak areas, he can gain influence. He will speak to you in your area of weakness, with the goal of encouraging you to do negative things that will only lead to more negativity and baggage. (Blowing up,
retaliating, becoming vengeful, bitter, malicious, etc.) But the good news is that even though the devil operates through areas of weakness, God does too;
...My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I GLORY in mine infirmities, that the power of Christ
may rest upon me." 2 Cor 12:9

      The devil is in a race to control your thoughts. So, the key is to first identify those patterns in your behavior- so that you can be aware of your weaknesses- and then pay attention to what happens when you are triggered. After I did this, I realized the enemy was working through me in those stressful moments, and I began to REBUKE him when negative thoughts gripped my mind. And WHEN I
TELL YOU THIS WORKS! I felt immediate relief!! Whatever that negative emotion is: fear, despair, anger; God did not send those spirits. The devil did. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you!
    2) Do the opposite of what you usually do 
      This is a hard one, But it genuinely works! It's difficult because it's the action portion of your weight loss routine. The exercise portion. The part that requires you to physically challenge yourself. You've heard that old adage: "An idiot does the same thing twice, expecting different results." Well, I must be a super, double, triple idiot then, cause he's got me going in cycles, cycles... lol. But my point is that the devil counts on you doing the same things over and over again. And we usually fall for it too. He pushes our buttons, he puts the same stressors on us from year to year, we react exactly the same and we stay in the same place. That's why you see that some people NEVER grow, because they cannot force themselves to do something different. But your deliverance lies on the other side of different behavior. React differently to the arguement. Stop taking the bait that the devil puts in front of you. Start walking away. Start praying instead of complaining. Start praising in the middle of it. Show love instead of hate. Give something to the person who is always taking. Start laughing when you used to cry. DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT. And keep doing it. You will feel lighter
3) Pray Every Single Morning For 30 Days
    This works. Period. First of all, when you do something for 30 days it becomes a habit! (21 days and beyond). But secondly, God is the burden bearer. This is the biggest key to spiritual weight loss!!! We must drop that baggage into the hands of God! Things that are too heavy to carry we need to give over to GOD. Heavy baggage can kill you. It will cause you to be sick and broken in both the natural and the spiritual. If its too heavy for you- lay it at his feet. I have literally said to God: "Take it Jesus, I have been trying to make this work for too long and I need your help!" I now regularly cry out to God on my face and EVERYTIME I get up lighter! Leave that mess at the feet of Jesus.
Pray in the spirit because the spirit knows what to pray for better than you do. GO INNNNNN. Right at home. My bomb prayer sessions usually start like this;
            "Lord I need you. You are welcome. Please visit me, I need to feel your presence..."
     So, in conclusion, don't just lighten up in the natural annually when the weather warms. Lets make goals to drop that spiritual baggage too. Unforgiveness, Bitternes, Resentfulness, Fear, Depression...they weigh way too much. You will be less temperamental, less emotional, and happier
and more content in general. I have actual spiritual weight loss goals that I take DAILY steps to achieve. My goal is to be in excellent spiritual shape- so that I can finish the course that is set before me.
"...let us lay aside every weight, and the sin that doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,"
Hebrews 12:1

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