More Than ~ Sunday Devotional
“Then He said to His disciples, “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on. Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing. Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds? And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? If you then are not able to do the least, why are you anxious for the rest?” Luke 12:22-26 (NKJV)
Jesus is saying to you…
Don’t worry about what you’re going to eat. Don’t worry about the calorie count. Don’t worry about the macros. Don’t trouble yourself with following another diet.
He is saying to you…
Don’t worry about your body. Don’t step on a scale to determine your worth. Don’t punish yourself with exercise. Don’t measure success by your waistline.
Your Creator wants you to know that you are more than the sum total of the calories you consume or the size of your jeans.
You are more than.
You were made for more than to make weight loss your life’s mission.
Just as God feeds the birds and provides for what they need so His Spirit will guide you in how to care for your body in a way that honors how He uniquely created you.
Worrying and obsessing over your weight won’t change anything. It only separates you from God and others. It becomes a distraction from living the life He’s designed for you.
It’s time to let go. It’s time to recognize that you are more than how you eat and the size of your body.
You don’t need to do or be anything or anyone other than who you are, who God created you to be. He cares for you. Just as you are. At this age and stage of life.
Stop worrying. Stop trying to prove yourself. You are already enough. In fact, you’re more than enough because God says you are.