The next writing prompt in “God Is My Happy Place” is
“Write down three obstacles you are facing and then list how you can make them opportunities instead.”
As I started to write out a list, because I like lists, I started to realize one thing. I am my own biggest obstacle. If I would just get out of God’s way, more things would be accomplished in my life. As I work on my issues, all I have to do is my part and let God take care of the rest. I don’t have to worry about His part. He is more than trustworthy to complete it. His Word says that He will complete the good work He started.
I am convinced and confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will [continue to] perfect and complete it until the day of Christ Jesus [the time of His return]. Philippians 1:6 AMP https://my.bible.com/bible/1588/PHP.1.6.AMP
This is an opportunity to grow & learn. I know that God wants me to learn to trust Him. I tend to try and take things back and do it myself, because it isn’t happening fast enough. For example, if I have a weigh in that isn’t what I was hoping for & I have been following my boundaries, I tend to want to try to do more and do it in my own strength. But that way doesn’t work. I believe that God has given me boundaries to follow & I should do that, asking for His help in the process. Following my food boundaries & renewing my mind is my part. The weight loss itself and transformation is God’s part. The Battle is His.
‘The horse is prepared for the day of battle, But deliverance and victory belong to the Lord .’ Proverbs 21:31 https://my.bible.com/bible/1588/PRO.21.31 AMP
It is an opportunity to become closer to Him. Everytime I spend time with Him and renew my mind with His Word, I become closer to Him and learn more about Him. And it becomes my goal to bring everything to Him and not anywhere else. In that He will become my coping mechanism. I won’t need any of these other things.
I am also learning perseverance. I’m learning that giving up is not an option. I have to keep going even when things don’t look like they are going to work out or I’m feeling discouraged. Because I can do all things through Christ.
‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.’ Philippians 4:13 https://my.bible.com/bible/114/PHP.4.13 NKJV
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Galatians 6:9 NKJV https://my.bible.com/bible/114/GAL.6.9.NKJV
God is doing so much in my life right now. There are probably other things that I could mention here, but I don’t want to go on a rabbit trail. So, I will let the following 2 songs complete my thoughts here.
Magnificent Obsession by Steven Curtis Chapman (I do not own any rights to the songs/videos)
God is Able by Hillsong Worship
Praise Report: ***I’m celebrating victory over food addiction/overeating for 111 days. God has removed 35.5 pounds from me.***💜💜💜