Tuesday, March 15, 2011

What's my excuse RIGHT NOW!?

Yesterday Suzanne Eller tweeted "What has God called you to do/be? Do that. Be that. But those things that are not in your control, place those in God's domain."

I was thinking on that idea when I thought to myself. "What's my excuse right now?" "In this moment?" And you know what? There wasn't one. I can look behind and see all the reasons I haven't been successful at weight loss...I can look ahead and see all the reasons I *might* not be successful (holidays, vacations, easter candy)..but in almost every moment there is no excuse why I can't be successful in THAT moment.

Whether you believe as God as the Creator of your body or not, we know that the body was not created to look like many of us do. What is it supposed to be like? Do that/Be That. In THIS moment. Don't worry about dinner or tomorrow or next month. In THIS moment treat your body the way it is supposed to be treated.

That is my plan, right now. And I am trying to put things (and people) that I am not in control of in God's domain. Because, in all honesty, it's those things that usually trip me up in many areas of my life!


  1. I think Christians (including myself) have fallen for the excuse that "God looks on the heart" and "God forgives". I have come to the realization that gluttony is a sin and am convicted that we have made food an idol. I have been told that it is rude to promote a product in commenting but do you know of Gwen Shamblin's Weigh Down Workshop? She has a web site and on-line classes. She tells it like it is. Prepare to be convicted. I think it is www.weighdown.com if you would like to look it over.

  2. So glad to see you back! Keep truckin'!

  3. That's a great way to think about looking after the body.

  4. Glad I found your blog via Chris. I will be following.