(This was a post I first shared on Feb. 1, 2014. I’ve made some changes and updates and am posting it again. Hope it helps you!)
Happy Saturday, friends!
Here we are, one month in to this journey together.
Sad to tell you this, but statistics say that around 60% of you have already thrown in the towel. Did you read that? 60% .
Take the numbers for our facebook group- We currently have 3,419 people who follow the Wellness Witness page.
Theoretically, if we speculated that ALL of those people were trying to get healthier in 2015, then statistics say that around
over 2,051 of you have already given up. You’ve decided it’s just easier, more
comfortable, and safer to just keep on living as you had been in the
past. Or you’ve decided that as much as you want to, you just can’t make the changes necessary.
But, I don’t think this is the case.
I think that we are a group of people united for a greater cause then
just fitting into a smaller pants size or wearing a bikini and looking
I believe that we are a group of believers committed to living a
healthier lifestyle because it honors the giver of all good things.
I believe that we have decided to press on even when it’s difficult, due to our faith in knowing that the way we steward our health matters and that we are accountable for doing so.
I know in my heart that although there will be setbacks, that you CAN and you WILL change your life because you’re not walking through this thing alone.
You’ve joined our community and linked arms with people committed to the same goals. And more than that, you’re doing this in His strength. Not your own.
Last week one of my Momsanity coaches posted this picture.
I think this sums up the way that most of us live. (I can’t tell you how
many HUNDREDS of times I’ve done this in the past). But one day it
clicked for me…
I can get back on track towards my healthier lifestyle with the very next meal.
So if I’ve had a meal full of bad choices, (or a day of them), or if
I’ve neglected physical exercise for a while, I can get back on track RIGHT AWAY.
No more waiting until Monday. No more stuffing myself full of junk so
that I can eat it all up and start fresh on Monday. Your healthy lifestyle
is going to be a series of choices that most of the time won’t be easy. But the more times we choose to persevere and get back on track, the easier it gets.
If you’re struggling with this concept, know that you are not alone. Know that we’re here for you and we’re cheering you on.
I encourage you to keep a notebook
or journal of pictures and/or quotes that motivate you to persevere in
difficulties. Here is one you can add to get you started:
“Our health–as a Believer in Christ–is so much more than what society
says it to be. For us–it is about stewardship. It is about obedience
and full submission, turning this gift of life and the tool (our
bodies!) He uses to do His work, back to Him…If it’s been a while
since you’ve asked God what He may want you to do in regards to your
health, then I encourage you to do that. Just like the areas of
parenting, marriage, finances, schooling etc–it will look different for
each of us, but it’s our duty to ask, listen, and then obey…” Quote
from: ”Discipline: The Glad Surrender” by Elisabeth Elliot.
Like Elisabeth wrote, it is our DUTY to ask God what He wants in regards to your health, to listen to what He says, and then to obey.
With Him, you CAN and you WILL!
Join us over on our Facebook page for daily encouragement and motivation.
And if you haven’t yet, check out the Back to Basics 2015 Healthy Habits Challenge. We’re doing this journey HIS way and would love to have you join us!
Praying for each of you today and CHEERING YOU ON!