God says we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. (From Philippians 4:13)
Then I ask myself why I am still fighting that last ten pounds?
It is long after the Christmas season and I continue to struggle on. (Notice that I haven’t spent much time on that topic yet this year!)
Why is it that we try so hard to be what we can never be? That is without error, flaw or fault and excellent in every way? We accept our shortcomings in so many other areas but beat ourselves up in the weight department.
Contrary to our opinion, the Bible actually says that we can be perfect. Thankfully the meaning is also complete and lacking nothing essential.’ Listen to this!
But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be [people] perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing. (James 1:4, AMP)
Possibly that last ten pounds is only our own lack of perseverance. Let’s face our own shortcomings and our own truth without blaming God for our lack-a-daisy attitude.
Prayer- Lord, let us meet next year with ten less pounds than this year. Amen.