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Monday, February 13, 2017

The Struggle Is Real And It’s Hard

Anytime that we make changes in our life, it will be challenging at first. Especially if our mind is not in the right place. When our thoughts line up with our actions, however, it makes it so much easier to embrace the change, rather than fighting it. 

My decision to completely eliminate dairy was not one that I wanted to make. Whether or not I add creamer to my coffee does not change my weight, but it will change how I feel. Sometimes we don’t want to make those tough decisions for ourselves because we know that it will be hard. Ignoring the problem is also a decision. However, it is just not the right one for me. 

The only way for me to be able to overcome the temptations is for me to know why I am doing it. If my reasoning was simply to lose weight, I would have abandoned my decision yesterday. Because I really wanted to put creamer in my coffee, and eat a Krispy Kreme doughnut. So while the kids were eating doughnuts, I had prunes. That’s all my mom had that was naturally sweet, but also gluten and dairy free. It was hard. 

I asked God to give me the strength to overcome my temptations. Then I touched the cyst at the base of my skull and the one in the bend of my arm, and reminded myself what dairy and gluten does to my body. While it was hard for me to avoid the temptations, it is also hard for me to be sick. 

If I had given into the urge to eat the foods, it would have been instant pleasure. For a little while, I would have enjoyed it. And then the consequences of my actions would have appeared. The pain and damage it does to my body is not worth the pleasure. I have to remind myself of this constantly as the temptations occur. 

I want for my body to heal more than I want creamer in my coffee and a Krispy Kreme doughnut. Now, I am willing to do whatever it takes. Every day I give my body the tools that it needs to heal. I meditate, exercise, drink superfoods, and believe that God will heal me. Even if I never reach the level of healing that I desire, I can still go to sleep each night knowing that I did everything that I could do. 

Whatever your challenge, just know that God can help you overcome it. While we may be weak, our God is strong. Nothing is too big for Him. He is faithful. And He wants to help us. 

Have a wonderful day!

Love and blessings, 


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