It’s been a while I wrote on this blog, I only remembered this blog today because someone asked to see stuff I’ve written and I thought it would be nice to share an article from here so I opened the website. Quite frankly, the main reason I’ve not written in a while is because I’ve not been in my spiritual element(reading my bible, praying, etc) for a long time. It’s sad. I know.
For the first time in forever, I’ve actually been on a real weight loss journey — physically, I mean. It started in December last year, I went to get a medical report for my relocation to Dubai and the Doctor told me I had a lot of sugar in my blood and if I didn’t stop immediately, I’d live on meds, so I had to change. I began going to the gym and trying to eat healthy. At the time, I weighed 104kg, and for a 5″10(I’m 5″11 now) guy, that’s a lot. It’s August now, I weigh the least I’ve weighed in a long time, 85kg, but spiritually, I’m at my heaviest weight, and I don’t mean that in a good way.
Mar 11:22 Jesus replied, “Have faith in God [constantly].
Mar 11:23 I assure you and most solemnly say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea!’ and does not doubt in his heart [in God’s unlimited power], but believes that what he says is going to take place, it will be done for him [in accordance with God’s will].
2 Cor 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
When it comes to weight loss, a couple things are important; eating less to be at a caloric deficit, eating the right things to ensure your body is getting the right nutrients to support the weight loss, and exercises to burn calories, gain strength and keep the weight off. I guess you can summarize all those things to diet and exercise.
PS: I’ll keep going with this weight loss analogy till it doesn’t make sense anymore and then I’ll just say what I want to say.
Exercise is important, but diet is definitely more important, “you can’t outrun a bad diet” they say, hence, if you’re eating unhealthy food or over eating, you just can’t exercise that away. You have to be very cognizant of what goes into your body because it could make your journey feel useless even though you’ve been active for a long time.
Nothing good comes easy they say. This applies to dieting too, especially if you’ve built your cravings for so many unhealthy things all your life, trying to stop now isn’t going to be an easy task, I mean, logically, it doesn’t even make sense. That being said, where a lot of people miss it is trying to hold on to their former selves while they’re on this weight loss journey.
You’re more than your cravings. It may not seem like you want it, but you’re. You’re also more than your flesh. When you say things like, oh, I miss X Y Z canal things, you’re doing yourself a disservice because you’re not talking in faith. You’re not talking like someone that believes they’re a new man/woman in Christ and has a new spirit. You have to realize all those cravings you’re trying to drop now are of your flesh, and your flesh does not, and will not control you, so it’s not you, Amen? Amen. To kick off this detox, we will be speaking in faith, not in mockery of ourselves or the joke that was our previous attempts, but in faith saying, I will not be doing X Y Z, it’s not good for my spiritual health. I’m watching what I consume.
I know you’ve tried a bunch of approaches for the spiritual weight loss, but I urge you to try faith in God today. Trust and believe that God wants you to be closer to him more than you want to be closer to him, and speak what you want, speak the things you’re cutting off, not minding that your past life was closely married to them and it seems preposterous to even think you can separate yourself from them. You can, not by your might, but by the Spirit.
Zec 4:6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.