So we all have our goals in place. Now. What do we do with them?
It's one thing to write them down and plan the goals but it's another thing to actually implement that plan. How are we going to do that?
We recently discussed a religious article that focused on seriousness. It was stressing that we should be serious about our spirituality and stay focused as to our spiritual goals. The article brought out that the world places a lot of its focus on "love of pleasure." (2 Tim. 3:4). It also said that we need to have a balanced view of seriousness and relaxation and use Jesus as an example as he took his ministry seriously but also took the time to relax and develop meaningful relationships. (Luke 5:27-29, John 12:1,2).
Okay, so why am I quoting Bible scriptures on a weight loss blog?
I couldn't help but see the similarity with weight loss. Obesity is rampant all over the world, the world is more unhealthy because of obesity than ever before. Clearly, the love for pleasure (food) is taking precedence over in our lives. How many of us have tried dieting, only to fail and say "It's too hard!" or "I can't do it!" If weight loss is that important in our lives, then we will TAKE IT SERIOUSLY. It will not just be a casual, passing thing in our lives.
Food can be enjoyed and pleasurable. But if abused, it can and will hurt us or kill us.
Another bible reference I like it "Faith without works is dead." (basic english) James 2:17. I have faith in the bible and what it says. However, just reading it or holding it doesn't help me, I need to put into practice Gods standards and live my life by it. Likewise, I have faith that my plan for weight loss will work. However, if I fail to continually put that plan into practice and hold myself accountable to live my life that way, then it won't work. Simple faith isn't enough. It takes effort, vigorous effort.
We have our goals. Now it's time to take those goals very seriously and put effort into accomplishing them. This isn't simply something that we should do or want to do, it's something that we all need to do. Now.