I Am Whole!
Today, I’m wrapping up about my journey with the Whole30. These past few weeks I have shared what God has taught me about myself and the implications of being obedient to His voice. It has been hard at times, but nothing compares to the blessing of being in the middle of God’s will. God has shown me through His word over and over again that sacrifice is always worth it. The trail I could hardly walk before no longer intimidates me, and I look forward to the challenge of becoming stronger each day.
We were created as triune beings and I was severely lacking in all three areas. I was so sick physically, it was clearly affecting the other areas of my life. When you can’t think straight, you don’t act right! I’m peaceful now because God has done a work in my heart, mind and soul. As soon as I start to think negatively, my mind is searching for scriptures, my body is telling me to go for a walk and my soul is saying, “Don’t let the enemy take you back there! This is your victory!”
I don’t crave sugar anymore, and the once out of control blood sugar levels are now back in control with no need for medication. I no longer go to the cupboard constantly looking for something to eat which only satisfies the temporary symptom of my hunger. I was starving for good food. I crave making and eating a healthy breakfast. I crave nutritious and filling food, but more importantly I crave Jesus! I want to share with anyone who asks what I have learned and how it has impacted my life. It is important to share with others who are struggling with the same issues. It lets them know they are not alone because the enemy loves to keep us in isolation. Whatever we fear can become our god and my fear of failing again had become my god.
God used the Whole30 to get me to see myself as part of a bigger picture. It may have started with food, but it didn’t end with food. It wasn’t just a fad or a plan, it is about my new way of life. Why? Because I can see and feel the results, not just physically, but spiritually and emotionally. My head is clear and I can put sentences together which actually make sense. I am at peace. The constant turmoil within me is gone. I have my energy back.
This doesn’t mean I won’t have ice-cream or spaghetti on a rare occasion, but I know I don’t want to go back to being the person I was before the Whole30. My life is precious to God and I have too much life to live and work to do for the Kingdom.
Paul states in 1 Corinthians 9:27:
“I don’t know about you, but I’m running hard for the finish line. I’m giving it everything I’ve got. No sloppy living for me! I’m staying alert and in top condition. I’m not going to get caught napping, telling everyone else all about it and then missing out myself. ” (MSG)
I’m not going to look back because when I do I can trip myself up by not keeping my eyes on the finish line. I don’t know what your struggle is, but I want to encourage you to seek, pray and ask God to keep you running toward your finish line. Don’t let your past failures define who you are… God doesn’t. There will always be people who want to judge you and bring you down. Don’t listen to them! Focus on being healthy physically, spiritually and emotionally. This will lessen the attacks from the enemy because you are grounded in God with your feet flat on the ground giving it all you have. Surround yourself with His promises and people who will cheer you on and help you get back up if you do fall.
God isn’t looking for perfection because otherwise His Son would not have had to die on the cross. God desires you to be Whole…. so you can be blessed and be a blessing to others!