I am an emotional eater. I know it, and those closest to me know it. Last year around this time, I lost some weight, but last summer was a hard one in many ways. Needless to say, I have gained most of it back.
But in this time of goal setting (I don’t like to use the word resolutions), I am getting back on track. It’s not about the weight, although that is great! It is about how I feel. I felt really, really good having lost that weight. I was feeling good physically and emotionally. I was proud of myself. I was disciplined!
I know I can do it. I know I need to do it! I want to live as long as God allows me to live and do my part to try to make it longer by being healthy. To do this I need to find that discipline again.
My husband, Chris, is one of the most disciplined people I know. He lost his weight and kept it off, but it is more than that. He is able to say no. He lives his life being a disciplined man. I know it hasn’t been easy for him because I know his struggles, but being the godly man he is, he relies on that spiritual strength to do what he needs to do. He is a great example for me and my daughters.
I want to be more disciplined in all areas of my life. I want to continue to grow in Christ, with others, and within myself. I know I can do it with God’s Spirit living in me and giving me the strength I need daily, hourly, and minute by minute. I will fail, but I know I’ll get back up and keep trying.
In what areas do you want to be more disciplined?