It’s Monday morning. Most likely 80% of you have stepped on the scale this morning to assess the damage done. The result is a worried song that sounds something like this; “When does it end? When does the joy of the Lord become my strength? I know the Lord loves me, but this weight! Lord, help me with this weight!”
So you head to your quiet time looking for another iron anchor you can throw down into the stormy waters of your heart.
You are not a disappointment. You are God’s delight. He sees your heart, all that is in it and weighs it down; The love that left that said they would never leave. The denied good word when you did good. The parent that didn’t parent you. The boss that didn’t promote you. Heavy, heavy and heavier your heart has grown. And now the mirror seems to mock the weight that you feel by convincing your unrenewed mind into thinking that some of this loved denied has got to do with the weight that you see. And the media you see concurs.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to lose weight. Nothing at all. But if your primary motive to lose weight is to find that strong and beautiful girl that is buried alive inside of you, to prove to yourself and others your worth, be careful not to make your excavation dig about finding that girl. That girl got buried in the ground when Jesus was lifted high.
Make your weight-loss dig about recovering your heart that is hidden in Christ and you will find abundant treasures of the Kingdom, as well as meet the True you; the Royal, brave and courageous one whose throne is kept next to her King. This Empress loves pretty things because light attracts light, yet she is not afraid of the dark. She is quick to leave a lavish party when she hears the battle horn cry. She charges the darkness with a sword in her hand and a song in her heart. She knows what it’s like to be a prisoner of fear and shame, but love has set her free. It’s now the delight of her design to fight for freedom that comes from knowing the power of this Love. She has been made over by Love.
God is coming to give you your free and full life and it does not include a heavy heart. We all are meant to feel pain without becoming swallowed up by pain or swallowing things to help us numb the pain. What if we trained our hearts to come alive to God’s love that is all around us? His love will sweep us off our feet, take us on walks, runs, hikes, bikes or onto the kitchen dance floor. His love is the best calorie burn!
Take 5 minutes to listen below, to prepare your heart to ask the questions that follow
God, what do I need to know about your love for me that I don’t know?
What would you like me to do to act on the knowledge of your love for me?
Feel free to share your revelation in the comments section below. The Revelation Wellness prayer team and I will be sure to partner with you in prayer. Breakthrough is now!
If this type of weight-loss training speaks to you, you have seven more days left to join our Fall class of Revelation Wellness® Instructor training. If you only came to train your own heart, we promise you; it would be MORE than worth it!