I’m Losing!

By the title you probably think it is "poor me" blog.  But guess what I am a loser!  And losing more every day.  I can’t believe how wonderful this feels. It is amazing that I can even say that.  After all this time, I can finally admit it!  I can stand up and proudly say that losing isn’t half bad. I mean talk about being an optimist, here it comes…you know how Jesus says in order to gain your life, you have to lose it…weeeeellll most people don’t get that…give it to Him and He gives it back in better and cleaner condition than when you gave it to him.  It is a paradox of the greatest kind.  There is a silly book out called "The Secret", below is a description of the book…what a dangerous thing to teach people that the reason you are something is because you think it…
 

Feb. 25, 2007 – Let’s look at using the Creative Process for those who feel they are overweight and who want to lose weight. The first thing to know is that if you focus on losing weight, you will attract back having to lose more weight, so get “having to lose weight” out of your mind. It’s the very reason why diets don’t work. Because you are focused on losing weight, you must attract back continually having to lose weight.

The second thing to know is that the condition of being overweight was created through your thought to it. To put it in the most basic terms, if someone is overweight, it came from thinking “fat thoughts,” whether that person was aware of it or not. A person cannot think “thin thoughts” and be fat. It completely defies the law of attraction.

Whether people have been told they have a slow thyroid, a slow metabolism, or their body size is hereditary, these are all disguises for thinking “fat thoughts.” If you accept any of those conditions as applicable to you, and you believe it, it must become your experience, and you will continue to attract being overweight.

Of course Jesus taught that all sin starts in the mind.  We first see it, or lust after it (think about it) then we take action (go about getting it or doing it).  And there are consequenses to reap.  But to say you think fat thoughts and you become fat is absurd.  Here is another humanistic, selfish thing the world is trying to teach us…the law of attraction.  That is not scriptural but people are living their life by such law.  I guess one would think it is an innocent way of improving our lives without having to depend on God or anyone else for that matter.  The danger is in believing that we have the power to change, alone from Christ, or the power to attract good things in our lives. All good things come from Him. 

Yes, we have the power to choose and take action but it is Christ power working in and through us that actually transforms.  It is frustrating to me that the world has yet one more reason to turn to themselves and not to a Holy God! 

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

Why then would I call myself a loser…because through God’s strength (and only His) I have officially lost 18lbs…I have been changing my eating habits and thanking Him daily for His strength to overcome by using His Word.  The only thought of myself was God let me glorify you in this body.  Help me please you in my thoughts, in my actions and words, especially my eating! 

I know He is pleased that I am losing and in that I become a victor!  And I give Him all the glory! Not my mind!
 
Grace to you…
Shell
 

7 thoughts on “I’m Losing!

  1. Carol L. says:

    Congratulations!!!  And that\’s exactly the way to do it – by changing the habits that got us overweight to begin with.  It\’s that simple.  Good work!!!  Keep it up!  I rejoice with you!
     
    "The Secret" actually borrowed from the scripture.  They are actually saying what God said in the Proverbs: As a man thinks in his heart so is he.
     
    But, you are right.  There are certain things we can\’t think ourselves into – no matter how strong our mental abilities are.  For instance, I can think myself a new creature all day and all night long and think I am on my way to heaven, but it\’s not until Christ actually comes in and takes up residency in my heart and spirit I\’m just another vacant room waiting to be filled.
     
     

  2. Carol L. says:

    Congratulations!!!  And that\’s exactly the way to do it – by changing the habits that got us overweight to begin with.  It\’s that simple.  Good work!!!  Keep it up!  I rejoice with you!
     
    "The Secret" actually borrowed from the scripture.  They are actually saying what God said in the Proverbs: As a man thinks in his heart so is he.
     
    But, you are right.  There are certain things we can\’t think ourselves into – no matter how strong our mental abilities are.  For instance, I can think myself a new creature all day and all night long and think I am on my way to heaven, but it\’s not until Christ actually comes in and takes up residency in my heart and spirit I\’m just another vacant room waiting to be filled.
     
     

  3. Greg says:

    Yes, CL said it very well. So, here is another big hooray from the blog gallery.
    Have a super duper week and thanks for sharing, Greg

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