by Joy Nix
One of my all-time favorite shows… Biggest Loser! It is amazing to me how quickly those people drastically change. When I watch this happen for them, it sparks a desire in me for something different. Have you ever looked into the mirror and wished to see an alteration? If yes, I am writing this for you. It is you and me – we can do it together!
When they first arrive on campus – the competitors weigh in – this number is not something they have accumulated over night… It has taken time: a lot of little things adding up to a seemingly insurmountable obstacle. So it is with us – years of wrong thinking and feeling – a steady diet of disobedience and regrets – holding onto resentment for those who have hurt us – along with frequent binges into discouragement and self-pity. So how do we go on? How do we cover up our hurt and pain with this monster haunting us? Multi-tasking!!! We bury ourselves in work, housekeeping, taking care of our children, our husbands, sports activities etc. Who has time to deal with the monster on the scale with all these other things on our menu? That is why the Biggest Loser Campus is so successful – it allows focus. No more multi-tasking; just one goal: getting healthy. There is something to that… James says “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.”
In order for me to be healthy – I need to make sure I am not trying to take on too much. Matthew 11:28-29 is the only exercise plan I need… and how simple is that… laying my aches down and picking up His partnership. He wants to be our Personal Trainer.
The part that I hate is when they have to go home… reality sets in. Fear of failure. Do I have what it takes? Can I measure up? It is so inspirational to see the before and after photos and know they are really doing it. Remember these promises: “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 1:6) “…fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole.” (Luke 8:50) “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7)
No matter how insurmountable it seems when you step onto the scale of life – there is an answer. A little focus mixed with a little faith is the greatest diet plan. He can and will change your life if you will let Him be your Personal Trainer. “With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26)
Joy is wife to Patrick, mother to Austin, Alanson, Asher, Anna Belle & one on the way!