Sunday Devotions 2023

You Don’t Need to Start Again ~ Sunday Devotion

So let us stop going over the basic teachings about Christ again and again. Let us go on instead and become mature in our understanding. Surely we don’t need to start again with the fundamental importance of repenting from evil deeds and placing our faith in God. Hebrews 6:1 (NLT)

“I’ll start again Monday.”

“I’ll go back to [fill in the blank with that diet that didn’t work the first time] in January.”

Do you find yourself circling an area of life? Back at square one. Start again. 

The basics about Christ is that He lived, He died, He rose again, all for our salvation. We surrender our hearts to Jesus and accept Him as our Savior. The next step, the step towards growth and maturity, is to live for Him. It’s to let Him rule and reign in every area of our life. 

I followed the basic teaching and gave my life to the Lord at an early age. But I struggled to grow because there was this area of my life that I wouldn’t fully surrender. That was my weight. It was my relationship with my body and how I felt about the way God made me. My journey was one where I surrendered control to the Lord and asked Him to help me overcome my insecurities and stop the constant pursuit of weight loss, then I would do an about-face and go back to my way of doing things. Weight loss was the top priority in my life. 

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I never made progress on my fitness journey or on my faith journey. I waffled between putting my trust in the Lord and putting my trust in a diet or a pill or a supplement. I asked for forgiveness for my lack of trust only to put my trust in someone or something that didn’t even know me, let alone care about me. I found myself starting a new plan until it failed. Then I’d repent, start trusting in the Lord again until I got impatient wanting another quick fix. I set my eyes on the Lord, then I got distracted by someone’s transformation pictures. 

I was living in a cycle of defeat until I understood the importance of truly integrating my faith and my fitness. The only way I was going to make progress and become a stronger Christian and a woman confident in who and how God made me was to build my health on a foundation of faith. I had to surrender it all to the Lord. I had to realize I didn’t need to start again and again. I had to repent and lay it at His feet and not keep picking it up. 

Action Step: Do you have a “start again” mentality while wanting to make sustainable progress on your faith and fitness journey? Today is the day to repent by ditching diets and committing your journey to the Lord. Make today the last day you start again. 

Happy Sunday!

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