In the Struggle: My Choice
For years I have struggled with my weight. I would take one step forward and five steps back. I seemed to be making more changes inside of myself, than on the outside.
When I began First Place 4 Health, I knew I had so many more changes to make and wondered if I’d ever find the success I was looking for.
I was reading my Bible study, memorizing my scripture verses, recording my food choices and attending my meetings, but something was still missing. I couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong and why everything was such a struggle.
Then I was asked to sing. I debated and prayed over what to sing, before God revealed the song to me. This is a song I’ve sung numerous times, but this time I was publicly making my statement of faith. I made my choice to believe and trust in God.
The chorus says: “I choose to believe that you are faithful and my heart is in your hands. And this mystery I face today is part of a greater plan. I choose not to get discouraged when the sun will not break forth. I have the choice of trusting you, so this is what I choose.”
In making that profession of faith publicly, I began to see numerous changes in my health and eating choices. My desire for many of the junk food I craved disappeared. I even began to enjoy walking and exercising.
I still have a long way to go before I attain my goals. There are issues in my life that I don’t understand. However, I choose to trust God.
What do you choose?