“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” – Philippians 4:13
SURRENDER is one of the most difficult things that we can do. It takes amazing courage and trust to submit our lives to another. This is the truth of what Christ asks us to do. We can not make true change happen in our lives on our own. Whether we feel our schedules, eating, relationships, ___________(fill in the blank) are out of control, Jesus actually asks us to GIVE UP CONTROL and trust in Him to give us strength.
Notice the verse is not “I can do all things, if I really work hard enough.” or even “I can do all things, if I have a great support group and great coach” (not implying anything by the last sentence ;0) Seriously, YOU CAN’T DO THIS without the power of God working through you. It won’t be lasting. This is why I believe so many people REBOUND after weight loss. The INSIDE hasn’t changed.SURRENDERING this to Christ and asking Him for strength is the only way to lasting change.
Possible Action Steps:
- Have you taken time to bring to Jesus whatever you struggle with? Your calendar, your nutrition, your family, etc?
- Commit to memory Philippians 4:13. Write it down on an index card and carry it around this week.