Not On Your Own ~ Sunday Devotion
For they did not gain possession of the land by their own sword, nor did their own arm save them; but it was Your right hand, Your arm, and the light of Your countenance, because You favored them. Psalm 44:3 (NKJV)
I need Jesus. Starting my morning in the Bible and prayer helps me set my focus on Him. I need this daily practice to remind me where my strength comes from and who I need to lead my life.
For too many years, I tried to handle my body image issues on my own. I went to the Lord for help with many things in my life, but when it came to my weight loss worries, I tried to fix them on my own.
Is there an area of your life that you’re trying to do on your own?
Many women tend to separate their faith and their fitness. They don’t realize that God is interested in every part of their lives, even her fitness. Let’s be honest – how we feel in our bodies impacts everything in our lives. So of course, the Lord is interested in that. God created you. He gave you a body to live in, and He wants you to have peace with your body. He can set you free from worries and insecurities so that you can live the life He’s designed for you.
If you want a healthy life that is sustainable, don’t try to do it on your own. You’ll never have peace, and you’ll never experience victory without His help. The reason is that you must find your worth first in Christ. Your worth doesn’t come from your appearance.
When I was trying to do it on my own, I was trying to earn love and acceptance. The truth; however, was that I was already loved and accepted. You are loved and accepted, just as you are. It’s not going to be your own doing or someone else’s diet plan that is going to give you victory in this area of your life. You’ll get the victory when you commit all of your life, even your health and fitness, to the Lord.
While the Lord is with you, He’ll also provide you with community and other women who are choosing to allow God to lead them on their health and fitness journey. You were not meant to travel alone. In fact, you can’t have victory in any area without God’s help and your surrender to Him.
Action Step: Whatever area of your life you’re trying to do on your own, surrender to the Lord. If you’re looking for other women to support you on your journey, I have a place for you! Just reach out.
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