I am not sure where to start but I will give it my best. God has been working on me for several weeks on a few different aspects of my life. I am in the middle of conquering the first battle and gearing up for two others. I am on fire to serve God and it is because of God's Grace. It is amazing to have the feeling that you are making awesome changes that you never thought were possible and all along knowing it is God who is making it possible. So that is an overview of where I am now.
If you are wondering where all this started from let me tell you.....An awesome group of women that I associate myself with share one of the same struggles in life. WEIGHT LOSS! So, for our monthly Mom's @ Central this month we had a guest speaker to address this particular evil. Let me just say in the words of a fellow mom from last night she was a "Rockstar". Keelie Ferguson(http://www.wearelosingitblog.blogspot.com/) shared her testimony with us and it literally lit a fire under lots of our big rear ends. She gave the illustration that when we see a picture of ourselves from the holidays or a birthday party, our first reaction is always to snag it up and immediately insist that that picture be destroyed. HA!! ***NEWS FLASH*** That picture is what you really look like.
So here is where I come in. I will not tell you that I am going to throw out all of my "good" food or have those times when I want it so I have it, but I will tell you that I believe that God has also lit a fire under me and this time it is to serve him and better myself for Him. My Pastor made the statement on Sunday that you cannot share your Faith if your life is not reflecting that Faith. Seems to really fit the bill on this one. Over the next year I will work daily to better myself and my life so that when I share my Faith others will see it in my life and have the desire to seek after God. My goal is to lose 65 pounds on the outside and have a complete makeover on the inside. I have already got an accountability partner and together we will push each other physically, mentally and spiritually.
"Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." John 8:32