Sunday, July 12, 2009

"A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones." Proverbs 14:30
I've had a difficult time with weight loss after having my baby, mainly because of the lack of the essential ingredient for successful weight elimination: peace. I looked at myself and noticed that the many times I unsuccessfully tried to lose weight I did not have peace. I was desperate, overcome with guilt, anxiety, you name it.
The first time I attended a weight management class they talked about wrong times to successfully lose weight and they were included situations where you don't have peace in your life.
I have blogged about peace before and I will probably continue to do it because the Bible encourages us to pursue and seek peace. Peace just does not fall on your lap, you have to go after it with all you have. The world out there has lots of stress to offer but the Prince of Peace wants to give you the gift of perfect peace in all areas of your life, weight loss included.
I need to find peace before proceeding with any efforts to change. I have found peace, now let me cultivate it.