Friday 30th December 2016
For me to get to where I am today and to have lost 5 half stone (75 pounds) over the past 12 months has taken an awful lot of willpower, determination, discipline, pain, grit, and strength.
I have had some great people around me helping me but I feel I wouldn’t have had the strength, willpower and determination if it wasn’t for Gods help too.
For many years previously I have prayed for Gods help for me to lose weight. However I think when I prayed I wanted him to do the work with no pain on my side.
You are going to think I am stupid when I admit this but one of my prayers was that I asked to wake up in the morning and I would be thin! I know God is a God of miracles but I do totally understand why he didn’t do that. Actually I didn’t believe that he would eventhough I did pray it!
One thing I have learnt is that God does help but he wants you to help yourself first.
Until I was willing to put in the effort and do the hard work for myself God wasnt going to start helping me. It would have been so easy for God to let me wake up in the morning and I be thin but what would I have learnt?
I would have still had the same eating habits, I would have had the same emotional problems, I would have been exactly the same but thinner! No doubt I would have piled the weight back on quickly.
The way I have done it has taught me so much more because I have had to work hard. But I have felt that God has been there and has given me the strength to fight on through.
God is often known as the lion of Judah
He helps us fight our battles, he is there with us all the time giving us what we need to fight that battle, whether it’s strength, determination, willpower, hope, peace – he knows what you need.
I know that I have done well this year and changed a lot for the better but I would never have done it without Gods help.
I don’t know if you believe in God or not but, in my experience, he is there to help in any situation you might be going through – you just have to ask and believe he can do it.