Over the years of trying to lose weight, I noticed an attitude of cynicism had taken root in my heart. Either telling myself I was never going to be thin or resolving to an unhealthy life because of the luck of the draw genetically, these attitudes became a toxin in my spiritual life.
As time passed, these cynicisms gave way to desperation and I began to spiral. Then I had to pay consequences. My family had to pay the consequences. When the consequences became more than I was willing to pay, and more than I could allow my entire family to pay, I made it personal.
I realized that if my life didn’t desperately change, I would be dead spiritually and physically. Because really, the spiral had no end but death. I made my decisions personal and their worth became precious. If I ate donuts everyday for breakfast for a week, it was personal to me. It affected me. It ruined me. There was no tough outer layer of cynicism there any more. It was a sin against Christ. It was personal.
Jesus is personal to me. He is my true confidant. My love. My savior. Every choice I make for Him is personal just like the choices I make for my family, for my health. They are all one and the same. He requires me to be real and honest and present. So do the choices I make for a healthy lifestyle.
Make it personal, my friend. Get rid of any cynicism that may be taking root in your heart.
“If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you, ” (John 15:7).