As I mentioned the other
So what’s a believer to do?
For me, when it gets to the point that I forget to be thankful for freedom; when the number on the scales become more important than just being grateful that I am no longer in the cycle of binge/guilt/binge/loathing myself, it’s time to stop weighing for a while.
This morning, I noticed a piece of Russell Stover sugar free coconut chocolate candy on my kitchen counter. Then I remembered, I set that out to eat last night, but forgot. I put two pieces out last night, ate one…but completely forgot the other one. That, my friend, is something that has never happened in my life! So, for me to define myself by a number on the scale is completely ridiculous! I forgot a piece of candy…chocolate coconut candy! The fact that I only got out two was a miracle in itself, but to only eat one? I am free! No matter how little the scales move.
Saturday, I was scrounging around in the garage looking for some clothes to wear, because my clothes are too big these days (and I refuse to buy any right now). As I was piddling around, I happened to put my hand on my hips, and I felt something. I would have freaked out thinking I had a knot or something, except that it was on both sides. I called over to Ole Boy, “Come here and feel of this! What is it?” He came and pushed around a little, and said, “That’s your bone!”
It’s been a while since I’ve felt that.
I’ve felt of it a few times since Saturday.
Plateaus are a part of losing weight. I am not above hitting one. I didn’t want to hit one, but I’m no different than anyone else. I refuse to give into the “flustration” of defining myself or my God-given freedom because of the number on a scale. You, Believer, are a child of God, a joint heir with Christ. Jesus laid down his life for our freedom, and just as we believe for our salvation, believe for your freedom. My friend, it doesn’t matter what chains you are struggling with, He is your freedom.
If you are bothered by the numbers, stop looking at them! You know in your knower if you are doing “everything right” just as you know if you’re fudging a little. If you’re doing everything right, then be patient. There must be a reason that God gives us plateaus. Keep believing.