Balance. In life everyone seems to be seeking a balance, whether it is a balanced social life, a balanced marriage relationship or a balanced meal. When you find a balance in your life, you find a peace. This balance is found by looking at your life in a completely different way. Recently, the Lord has been speaking to me about finding this balance (or peace, as it is often called), and it seems to all come down to my mind set. I am most balanced and at peace in my life when I consider that everything I do and everything I am should be an act of worship to the God of the Universe (who happens to be my best friend, too). When my mind is focused on Him, everything seems to come into perspective, relationships, house cleaning, even the health of my body.
This is the main reason for this blog. In Psalm 139: 13-14 it says:
"For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well."
Here are the facts:
Fact: God made you.
Fact: God does not make junk.
Fact: You are not junk.
It seems so simple, yet I often feel less than wonderfully made when I look in the mirror, or those pants don't fit as well as they once did. This means only one thing: The way I look at my body is completely wrong. I have achieved weight loss and health goals before, however, it usually doesn't stick and I never get to my final goal. Why is this? Thanks for asking!
IT IS BECAUSE I WANTED TO CHANGE WHO I WAS TO FIT INTO SOCIETY, NOT TO WORSHIP GOD WITH MY BODY.
This year I have a goal, and over the next couple of months, I will be sharing not only the physical changes in my body, but also the changes in my walk with the Lord which is just as important.
I want to make something very clear. This is not for body-beautiful! I say that because if I am fearfully and wonderfully made, I am already beautiful. I am not doing this to fit in or look like the girls in the magazine. To stay with my vision for this blog, I will share with you my goal:
Goal: To pursue a healthy spirit, soul and body through seeking God daily, practicing His teachings and treating my body correctly. Physically I need to loose around 30 pounds in order to be at a healthy BMI (body mass index) level. This will ensure that I will be healthy and around long enough to further the Kingdom of God.
Here is my before picture!