Saturday, February 21, 2009

I am in a Battle with my stronghold

Dear Friends,

I have not been around lately- I have been enjoying good things= grandbabies!

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I can’t contain the joy of a day with any of them-I could bottle the smell and feeling of a new little baby and be a millionare!

But at the the same time deep inside me, I’m in a battle.

A battle in my mind. I am studying Joyce Meyer’s Battlefield of the Mind and I sure need it.

I started off the year with great plans and efforts at losing weight and being healthy. It is such a struggle. I know why –it is a stronghold for me.

For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds,

[Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
2 Corinthians 10:4,5

Through careful strategy and cunning deceit, Satan attempts to set up “strongholds” in our mind. A stronghold is an area in which we are held in bondage (in prison) due to a certain way of thinking.

Since the age of 12, I have thought of myself as a FAT person. I may have defined myself in many ways- a daughter, a student and later a wife and a mother- now the sweetest of all a MeMe! But the one constant has always been a fat girl. Even when I weighed 130 pounds at 5’5” I felt overweight. I am not proud of this but I know it’s true.

Proverbs 23:7 (King James Version)

7For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.

So because I think of myself as a fat girl- I am. I am staying there in the land of over weight and over eating. I take two steps forward and three steps backward.

I need your prayers and encouragement as I keep working on this until  I define myself as a healthy beautiful daughter of the King.

I long for the day when I am truly living out the words of Psalms 27:1 and living as the Lord is the stronghold of my life.This is my hearts desire. But for now I am in a battle…

Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation—
       whom shall I fear?
       The LORD is the stronghold of my life—
       of whom shall I be afraid?

A  girl at work…

Be blessed!

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9 comments:

Lindsay said...

I will be praying for you as you win this battle!

Blessings ~

Mike Golch said...

I hope you win the battle as well.

Debbie said...

I'm so very proud of you for fighting this battle. You see my friend, I look at myself and say those same things. I'm just not feeling strong enough to fight. I look at you and see a beautiful person, one that I would love to be like.

R.L.Scovens said...

You've already won the battle. Just don't give up!

Love my 2 BoYs! said...

Dont give up Lorie, I know its hard, but just keep the faith! You are a beautiful person, a great mom, grandmother, wife, and a great friend! Ive missed reading your blog lately but I truly understand you've been a little pre-occupied with those sweet grand babies! Have a great week!

~Jennifer

Maree said...

Your babies are beautiful!! You are too!

I KNOW you can do this...you leaned to ride a bike, skate, drive a car....it all took falling off and getting back on..a lot!!

Turning around the boat is very hard, especially at first. The world makes it so very hard for us with all the restaurants, fast food, bakeries, church dinners...and on and on.

If you could just try making a few small changes..like walking at least 30 minutes a day and drinking more water...try eating more fresh fruit..little things really add up!

We still eat all our favorite things... just less of them.

I'm here if you need me...

Move That Couch said...

Oh Lorie, you are so not alone in this. It is an everyday battle for me too!! Sometimes the harder I try, the harder I fail!! Another really good read is Seven Things that Steal your Joy....it's amazing. And by the way...you are gorgeous just the way you are!! We are definitely too hard on ourselves.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Battlefield of the Mind is one of my all time favorite books...I use it for devotions because once I finish I have to pick it back up so I don't forget!

I think battles like these seem the hardest right before the breakthrough. Satan knows its coming, so he pulls out all the stops to make us believe we can't really do it and that the breakthrough is too far off.

Stay the course, my friend...because YOU are worth it.

Love ya,

Sarah

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Hope you are okay after your fall Saturday.

Love Ya!
Andrea