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I have spent the last four years of my life engulfed in a weight loss journey. Seeing the scale change by dropping and relating that to progress has become like clockwork for me. “If I’m not losing weight, then I’m not making progress.”

In my season of improvement, my coach has written a plan that will help me to build out where I need to grow. With building comes lean mass, which is my goal. But with lean mass comes, although minimally, some body fat. With lean mass, inevitably comes “weight gain.”

When we first started the new plan, I could not get with it. “I worked hard to lose weight and be this weight.” Still, I recognized that I had goals to be bigger. My mind, however, was still stuck at smaller is better.

The way we think has the ability to block our blessings. Your mind has to arrive where you’re going before you make it there in the physical. Ultimately, I wanted something – growth! But I was more afraid of what would come along with it than I was willing to accept it and trust God’s process.

How many times have you blocked a blessing because you were afraid of what would come along with it?

Improvement, almost always, will come with:

  • Added Pressure
  • Fear
  • Discomfort

Improvement should make you seek God’s face more than ever before. In pressure, I need Jesus. In fear, I need Jesus. In an uncomfortable state, I need Jesus. This is why your mind has to arrive first. You have to choose to win spiritually before the physical can manifest.

I set a goal, but my mind hadn’t arrived at the victory. I challenge you, take time out this week to sit and reevaluate your goals. See where you are trusting God’s process completely, and be honest with yourself about where you are letting pressure, fear, or discomfort punk you out of the prophecy.

Father God, I want to thank You for my season of improvement. For any chance, I am presented with to seek you nearer I accept with open hands and an open heart. Lord in my season of growth please allow me to be patient and wait on You. Please keep me with my eyes toward You in trust and hoping only in Your promises for my life. Philippians 1:6 says that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion. Please move me out of the way if ever I am blocking Your work in my life. Let my mind arrive at Your will before I ever try to move. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Hallelujah and amen!

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