I can be a very disciplined person but I can also struggle with being undisciplined. It is because I fight with my flesh like we all do.
One area of weakness for me has been exercise. I know I need to eat well, exercise, and take care of myself physically. God loves me and wants me to take care of this temple He has given me.
I have realized lately that I need to watch my calories and I need to commit to exercising three times a week.
I have been using an app to help me watch my calories. I could not believe the amount of calories that were in the food I had been eating. Even the healthy food I was eating during the day.
After a week of seeing myself go over on my calories, I decided that I needed to change some things and eat smaller portions as well.
My flesh is dying and that is only the food part of it. I am managing to exercise one day a week, maybe two.
I have been praying and asking God to help me with this.
I am going to be completely honest with you and say that even the thought of exercise at times makes me cringe. I do not want to exercise. I love to walk but I do not want to walk alone. I have every tool I need to exercise. I have DVD’s, I have an exercise ball, small weights, some stretchy things to use with the DVD’s and the list goes one.
I have no excuses and yet I find one every time I should go do this. I have the choice between a burger or a salad and knowing the amount of calories in both, I chose the burger because of course it comes with fries.
We as women tend to joke about this and justify it away. We say something like, “I will do it just this once.” or “I will let it go just for today.” Today becomes tomorrow and it becomes a habit.
Are there places or struggles in your life that God has been speaking to you about? Has He given you the tools you need to use to make progress in these places or areas?
Why then do we not have victory??
It is because we are not using the tools God has given us. We are not willing to die to our flesh and walk in the Spirit. We allow fear or pride to keep us from moving forward.
I am not sure where you are but I want the victory. I want to live in the spirit and not by the flesh.
1 Corinthians 15:57-58 says “but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore my beloved brethren be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.”
Is God calling you to confront some issues within yourself?
Is He calling you to talk to someone about Him?
Is He calling you to let go of a relationship or something in your life so you may be healthier spiritually?
Is He calling you to be a good steward of your body, time, or money?
Are you struggling with this? Talk to God about it. Allow yourself to be accountable to others, not just in words but in action.
I want victory, not just in the area of taking care of myself physically but in every area. I want to live out all He has called me to without missing anything because I wasn’t willing to do what He told me to do.
I pray we will each die to our flesh daily and walk in the victory that we have in Him today!!
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