Yesterday while I was browsing through the Barnes and Noble bookstore, I was drawn to the section of books on diet and exercise. For a number of years, I have struggled with losing the same 20 lbs. and have purchased numerous diet books to help me lose this weight. A few years ago while following a well-known high-protein, low-carb regime, I lost 27 lbs.; however, after I went off the program, I fell right back into the same eating habits, with ice cream and/or frozen yogurt at the top of my list of favorite foods.
Recently, I picked up a book by Bob Harper entitled, “The Skinny Rules.” One of the most memorable statements that he makes is that “if you have 20 lbs. to lose and you have not lost them, it is because you have not followed the rules.” In thinking about that statement, I realized that in order for me to lose 20 lbs., I had to follow the guidelines as outlined with whatever program I decided to choose to help me lose the weight and stick with it even after I had reached my goal. It is a lifestyle change. I am now on a program that is working for me which includes healthy eating with a moderate exercise regime.
Every day there are many circumstances in our lives that weigh us down which could distract and cause us to stop following the guidelines that are written in the Word of God. There are so many resources and promises in His Word that we can look to in times when we are struggling with issues that are beyond our control. He promises to never leave us nor forsake us. We just need to continually follow His guidelines that are outlined for us.
May He continually guide and direct you as you seek Him for His will and purpose in your lives.
God bless until next time.