A part of me feels the need to apologize for the depressing post last week about my struggle to lose weight. It shouts at a lack of faith and a skewed view of things. I knew it, but could not figure out how to correct that view and get back onto the straight and narrow.
My belief that God would supply everything I needed to do His will was battered because I questioned all the circumstances that were keeping me from my goals. I wanted to lose the weight, I felt I NEEDED to lose the weight for my health and well-being.
But I could not help but wonder – if He wanted me to lose the weight, why were there so many things keeping me from doing just that? Shouldn’t it have been easier? Shouldn’t it have worked?
The more I fought, the more my mind got buried in the battle. The more the scales stayed the same, the more my focus zeroed in on the fact that it just was not working.
That previous article was written ahead of time and scheduled to post a day or so later. But the day of the post, I discovered an amazing thing.
The scale had dropped in the right direction – just slightly – but it did move.
And then, today, I found three blog posts that showed me clearly why my view was skewed and why the depression was present.
The more my thoughts dwelt on the problem, the more they turned away from the Lord.
I had tunnel vision. The only thing I was seeing was the lack of results, and focusing on that sent my mood into a downward spiral.
But God is faithful and ever-present.
Even though my focus had fallen away from Him, He was still working on my behalf.
Three of my sisters in Christ wrote uplifting, encouraging articles that showed me my focus had slipped away from my Rock and my Helper; and that I needed to refocus my attention back onto Him and off the struggle with the scales.
Please, go read these articles if you have not already done so. No matter what struggle you are going through, they will help and uplift.
Heavenly Lullabies by Jeanne Webster
I’m Incredible Because God Says So! by Shenine Wiggs
Thank you ladies.
© Drusilla Mott and https://drusillamott.wordpress.com, 2013