A Wake Up Call

 

Many of us struggle to lose weight, but we can beat it!

I’ve shared openly with my struggle to lose weight.  I’ve turned to calling out to God to help me, because I’ve proven that I cannot do this myself.  I’ve tried for too long with no progress to know that I am weak.

Yet, I know that I am strong when I lean on God.

However, God doesn’t always answer prayers the way we think He should.  I’ve had Him answer enough prayers to know that not a single one has been answered as I think they should be.

High blood pressure can lead to a heart attack

So, in calling out for help with my weight he sent me a wake up call.  My blood pressure hit an all time high in which I should be hospitalized.

I put off going to the doctor because I knew what he would say, “lose weight”.  But, my blood pressure began to make me feel as if I were in a boiling pot and I did not want to have a heart attack or stroke.

So, I swallowed my pride and went to the doctor for assistance with my blood pressure. {For the record, I don’t like pills.}

Each individual has to decide with the help of a doctor what works best for that person

I was not surprised by what the doctor said, but it was said in such a straight forward manner.

“Never, ever go through a fast food drive through again.  Stop eating out.  Eat vegetables and fruits.  Exercise daily.”  Those were the words the doctor said.

I knew that I could take this wake up call seriously and do something about it or I could continue on the path I was on.  I see the detrimental effects of my actions so far.

I can’t say that it has been easy making the changes I need to make.  Yet, I continue working towards making wise choices.

Do you pray without ceasing?

But most of all, with each choice and decision and struggle, I ask God to help me.

I still have a long battle ahead of me, but in just the few short weeks of making better choices I’ve already lost five pounds.

Psalm 61:2 says, “From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”

Who do you cry out to when you cannot carry on any longer?  Has God sent you a wake up call in some area of your life?