I guess by now your January goal of weight loss, no smoking or whatever has gone by the way side. Here is the reason. Intolerance of our present situation creates our future. Until we hate being fat more than we like chocolate cake, there will be no change in our scale numbers.
Until our despair about smoking is stronger than our nicotine fix, we will smoke. I could go on but you get the idea. When pleasing Jesus is our main goal, we can win the battle and the war.
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you. (Philippians 3:13-15, KJV)
Fill out these lists. Maybe they will help you toward better life choices.
I overeat (etc!) __________because… I want to stop overeating (etc!) _______because….
I want to obey Jesus so that means I must_______________ because….
Prayer: Lord, help me to do my part toward Your success for me. In Christ. Amen.