via Daily Prompt: Abrupt

My body is screaming at the abrupt disruption of sugar consumption it has experienced in the last two days.  I’m committing (or submitting) to being healthier, not because of a new resolution or a new fad diet, but because I believe it pleases the Lord.  I believe gluttony is a sin.  I am no longer willing to pretend that it’s not based on society’s acceptance of it.

Delayed obedience is disobedience.

Its true, delayed obedience is disobedience.  I’m not sure who put that in my head recently, but I can’t get it out!!  Sugar is just not worth living in disobedience.  I’m not at all saying that you are sinning if you eat sugar.  Please hear me, sugar is not the sin.  It’s kinda like the love of money being the root of all evil.  It’s the love of refined sugar being the root of my weight gain.  My body craves it.  A lot.  This is not good!  This is just my personal conviction because I know that the Lord has clearly told me to lose weight.  I have spent a lot of time hiding behind my weight and it has served me well for that purpose.  But I am no longer that person, the old is dead and gone, the new has come and I have no reason to hide.  I have a destiny to fulfill and that requires this next step of obedience and faith that I can indeed do this with God’s help.  I want to tell the whole world what God has done for me and that He wants to do it for them too!  I want to stand before the Lord one day and hear Him say, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”  I don’t want to have regrets because I’ve got all these other great ministry things happening but I didn’t obey when He told me that I needed to lose weight.

God has opened so many doors for me and I still can’t believe I get to live this life.  However, I think if I am obedient to lose weight.  Not only will there be a supernatural grace to help me, but it will also open new doors that cannot be opened any other way.  I want to walk through every door God has for me!  The last four years has been the most amazing journey and it’s just beginning.  I’m all in, sold out, is that an oxymoron? not really.  It still makes me laugh.  Ha!  I just love Him.  He has done so much for me.  Then when I found out you only detox from sugar for three days and after that its just cravings that I will have to overcome, there was no going back.  If Christ was willing to be crucified on a cross for me and be dead for three days before being resurrected, the least I can do is crucify my flesh and make it through this detox from sugar for three days.  One of my favorite songs says, “It wasn’t easy, but it was worth it.”  Truth.

Besides, I’m not suffering.  I don’t feel my best right now and I do have a headache but I’ve had some good food.  I’m discovering that not only are whole foods healthier, but they taste so much better! IMG_1350

It has taken me a while to get on board with losing weight.  I had it in my head but I had to pray for the Lord to get it into my heart.  It’s a journey.  Another stepping stone forward.  It helps me so much when I can get to the point that I want to do this because He wants me to do this.  Whew!  I’m so glad I finally got here.  Now, I can move forward knowing that I’m experiencing God’s best for me as I walk it out.  So, no major diets, no strict rules, I don’t do well with that.  I want a lifestyle change and for me, that means cutting out refined sugar.  I have to admit that I am a little excited to see if its true for myself if my brain will be clearer, my sleep better, my food naturally sweeter, and my mood more stable.  God is so faithful, and this is a good plan for me!