If you have Jesus, YOU DO have what it takes to make healthy choices, get stronger and lose that extra weight. Watch the video to hear more. If you have questions about Jesus or the Holy Spirit, check out My Upper management page. “Who is this Jesus guy” & “Who is the Holy Spirit” for more information.
I can feel like punching someone in the face, but when I don’t, I’m exercising Self Control. Come on now, Don’t Judge!!! We’ve ALL felt it before. If you say you haven’t, you need to repent because you are lying. Whenever we feel like doing something, we make a choice to do it or not. Just because we feel something does not mean we have to go by our feelings. Just because I feel like eating ice cream doesn’t mean ice cream is the boss of me and I have to eat it. Weird Al isn’t really serenading me… Eat it, Eat it, Eat it, Eat it. Even if I’m thinking and feeling like he is LOL!!!
You might feel like you don’t have what it takes to make lasting real changes, but YOU DO!!! Here’s how I know because I once felt and thought that I was..
“Too old to start getting healthy, I should’ve made healthier choices when I was younger.”
“No way I could run…I used to smoke, my lungs are shot.”
“Every woman loses their body after having kids.”
“I don’t have the time or money to workout.”
“My family won’t eat healthy meals that I cook.”
“Healthy food cost too much money.”
“I wasn’t raised with healthy habits.”
and on and on with so many hopeless excuses of why I could never be healthy or strong again. So sad when I think about how much time I wasted being miserable and feeling hopeless. But I am here to tell you that YOU CAN do all things through Christ who strengthens you!!! Philippians 4:13 I want to save you some time. All alone we are weak but with Jesus WE ARE STRONG!!! Through Jesus we have access to the Holy Spirit. The Powerful, Counselor and Helper to us. When we have the Holy Spirit inside us we HAVE Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Gentleness & Self Control. All the fruits of the Spirit. We just gotta use them to help us.
The fruits of the Spirit, just like our muscles, we can use them and get stronger. Or not and they will just stay weak. God covered our skeleton with muscles for the purpose to assist us in moving and strength when we need it. Because they are inside and covered, we kinda forget or don’t even know they are there until…we use them. They become sore and then we are reminded they are there. They have always been there all along. The same as the Holy Spirit. Again like a muscle, the more you use it the stronger it gets and then other people notice you have it. We all can think of people that we love and admire them because they are patient, peaceful, kind, joyful, good, gentle and have self control or Awesome ripped arms.
The first time I saw Sarah Connor doing pull ups in Terminator 2, I knew that’s who I wanted to be when I grew up. LOL!!! Seriously though Sarah shows us from the 1st to the 2nd movie, how much you can change and strengthen yourself when you know your purpose. Like protecting your son from a deadly Terminator!!! Also just had to show you the arms I’m working to have.
OK back to those who have strong fruits of the Spirit. We see it in their actions, their character…it’s who they are. They weren’t born that way. They choose everyday to continue to be that. They choose Joy!!! They choose Peace!!! We can too!!! They are not at an advantage over us. We just have to choose to not go by our feelings. We just have to choose to strengthen ourselves in Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Gentleness and Self Control. Not what we feel like doing, but what we know that we need to do. Over time we will grow strong and have fruits to show. Just like a muscle, once you get it you still gotta work on maintaining it. With doing what we should even when we don’t feel like it. IT’S IN THE RESISTANCE THAT STRENGTH IS BUILT!!!
Remember to love yourself along the way!!!
I Choose Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Gentleness, and Self Control!!!
What will you choose???
Make healthy choices, In The Weighting.