I did this video at the end of a trip! I was super frustrated by my blood sugar levels, but I had given in a little too much on the wine and very minute amounts of other snacks. I was pretty frustrated, and knew that I was the only one able to truly manage my willpower. I really wanted you to know that to truly make an impact I have to commit each meal to my awesome blood sugar levels for my health and for my family.
It was a valley, probably not the lowest I've been, but I was processing taking responsibility for my choices. After all, I am an adult. Even so, I don't believe in being too hard on myself or anyone else.
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My postal worker just paid me the biggest compliment ever!
Postal Worker: Hey beautiful!
Me: (oh, she’s talking to me!) Hey there!
PW: You have lost a lot of weight! Are you OK?
Me: (why do we think people aren’t OK when they’ve lost weight?) Thanks!
PW: I hadn’t seen you in a while! I used to see you walking all the time and here you are! You look
Me: Thanks! I am eating a lot of protein – I put myself on an extreme elimination diet and I actually
haven’t felt better in a long time!
PW: Well, you look great! I’m glad you feel great too!
Gosh, I am just on cloud 9, still! What a compliment! I know I feel great, and I know I’m more muscular
now than before! I got kinda squishy before. Remember – I think I was the poster child for “skinny fat”
but I also know I got up to pregnancy weight when I wasn’t pregnant! I definitely had a lot of
inflammation that I feel so good having let go of.
Beware the one who tries to kill the body but can’t kill the soul.
We are in a REAL battle for our existence right now. Movies are made of this, though now I believe those movies were made to PROGRAM us for this time!
Christ Himself says we are to beware the enemy of our souls, because he can kill the body but can’t kill the soul. But boy is he trying!
Humanity is fighting. All the scourges we’ve learned about over time (which – are they true? Did they organically pop up? Were they manufactured, as this one was?) are converging on humanity for such a time as this. What will we do with it? Will they be successful? Not if we have anything to say about it!
How do we not let them kill the soul? We’re trying hard to keep our bodies alive, but man, are these mongers going after our souls! How are you fortifying your soul? Have you noticed all these things? What kinds of questions do you have? How do you get them answered? What do you do when faced with the terror that just seems to come out? What’s going to happen? We have so many questions.
I wager that one of the things this enemy feeds off is our fear. Why do I say that? One instance for every day of the year, 365 times, the Bible cautions against fearing. That’s SUPER comforting to me. Makes it seem like besides physical elimination, FEAR can lead to us losing our strength, leading to the potential of losing our spirit. Jesus advises the disciples in Matthew 10:28 to ultimately fear God, who can destroy the soul and body in hell. Ultimately, we are NOT to fear man or any evil works, but to fear God.
That gives us a SUPER different vantage point than I think most of us have been taking. Try this on for size – look OVER the ensuing battle TO God. I know it sounds weird but remove yourself from the fray. Look to God for strength. Reminds me of the time in Exodus when God told Moses to raise the staff and have the Israelites look at it. When they looked at the staff, they were ok. When they took their eyes off it, chaos ensued.
Where are you on a scale of 1-10 related to how fearful you feel right now? Take a mental inventory, and commit to reading ONE Bible verse addressing fear, per day, for a couple of months. Start HERE with Alyson's "Write 'Fear Not' On My Heart" journal. I do not receive any compensation for referring you to her site.
Confession as a result of clarity is a fantastic way to move forward, and my behavior of choice. I know I have a lot to offer and taking responsibility for not doing so is a step closer to accomplishing what it is God created me in advance to do. (Ephesians 2:10)