I really need to develop a sense of humor about this weight situation. (Not that the circumstance is funny…weight gain never is, especially when it’s a regain.) But what’s done is done, and if I can’t find humor in it, then I at least need to cultivate a good attitude.
In other news, today I’ve embarked upon a lower-carb eating plan. Wait! It’s Monday, that is not news.
Let’s talk about self-control.
Nobody really likes to talk about that.
Let’s do it anyway.
Did you ever notice that every time you dig your heels in and say, “I am going to do it this time! I am going to only eat this, or not eat that…” that you end up doing the opposite? Maybe that’s just me. The harder I try to control myself, the more out of control I get. Hence the regain of the weight.
I can’t change myself
Really, I can’t.
Tried and failed.
Remember that parable about the sower and the seed (Matt 13)? How some seed fell along the path, on rocky ground, and among thorns, and the plants didn’t survive? But some seed fell good soil and produced a crop?
Remember how God made Adam? From the dust of the ground (Gen 2)…and we are but dust (Ps 103) (Not to be confused with “butt dust” the little boy was sure the preacher said, giggling loudly in church as his mom shushed him.)
I don’t have the ability to produce the fruit of self-control by myself. I’m the soil. He is the seed. It is only by faith in Jesus Christ that I can bear fruit.
The last time I wrote about weight issues, I was not in a place to hear what anyone had to say. I tried, but it’s hard to hear when you’re wallowing in a pit. Caring people left some good comments for me, and I just wasn’t in a place to receive them. I am in a place of hope today. It is something I had already figured out, but lost sight of: I don’t have to rely on me…I can fully rely on Jesus.I’ll be rereading comments and checking out the blogs suggested to me. Those of you who know this battle, I appreciate you walking with me. And those who can emphasize but don’t struggle, you are appreciated as well.
Happy Monday, y’all!