Have you ever looked back over your life and realized that many of the problems that once seemed insurmountable actually turned out to be no big deal? Afterwards, did you wonder why you were so worried about it at the time? I have. The enemy is a lot like a wild animal who puffs himself and/or your circumstances up like a balloon in order to make them appear larger and scarier than they truly are. Just like prey in the wild, we react to the inflated scene playing out in our lives, often with worry, doubt, fear, and hopelessness. After the storm is over, you realize the wind howled, the thunder roared, and the huge rain drops sounded like hail while hitting the windows, but it was only just a rain storm with only minor damage, if any.
You probably don't believe this right now, but the truth is it's the same thing in terms of health and fitness. I know in your mind you think it can't be done. From your perspective, losing weight is an impossible dream because you couldn't start, let alone stick with, a diet and exercise plan for the remainder of your life even if your life depended on it. A lot of people have believed that inflated lie from the enemy and lost their lives when they had the power through Christ to be spared from a painful, unnecessary death!
From your perspective, your problem with your weight or eating disorder can't be conquered. From God's perspective, it's already done! Yes, it's a big problem, but it has a very workable solution when taken in small increments. Contrary to the enemy's messages of defeat, God says you will be victorious! All you have to do is believe the truth and act on it in faith. Instead of magnifying your weight loss problem or the eating disorder, remember how big your God is! He's the God of ALL creation, and there is NOTHING greater than HIM! When you feel tempted to look at the size of the problem before you, remember all the times God has delivered you from the other huge problems of life. Then follow Mary's example and declare, "My soul doth magnify the Lord" (Luke 1:46)!
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Ann Wooten Taylor
Ann is an attorney who has been licensed to practice law in the State of Arkansas since 2004, practicing in the areas of child abuse and neglect, special education, and unemployment insurance law. Mrs. Taylor is also the C.E.O. of Eating as an Act of Worship Ministries and a Christian author. Her first non-fiction, Christian book entitled, "Eating as an Act of Worship Workbook" was published and released by Life to Legacy Publishing in 2015. Her second book, the "Eating as an Act of Worship Teacher's Edition" was published and released in December 2016.