Confused about what diet to try next or what new book to buy? Facebook and the Internet are always offering us some magic diet or worse, a magic pill. Don’t be taken in! There is no magic diet or pill. But there’s hope and help!
Instead of focusing on what food to eat or not eat or how long to exercise I encourage us to focus on Jesus!
Jesus wants to help us. He wants to be our Guide on our health journey.
I’m convinced that a personal relationship with our Guide is essential. Jesus Christ is my Saviour and my faithful Friend. I am so blessed to be called His daughter. I can’t imagine life without Him as my Guide.
But, some days I live like I don’t need a Guide. I’ve got things figured out. I like to be the one in control. I don’t need any help!
I look and sound like a wilful two year old. Ah yes that age when we strive for independence but without the skills to achieve it!
Let’s imagine I am carrying a huge pack up a big hill.
I know that I can carry the pack. I have a plan. I’m strong. I don’t want any help.
The first 15 minutes I walk with confidence. Then I take a look at the hill. It starts to look too hard to climb. I won’t ever make it to the top. I feel like giving up.
I get grumpy. I start to complain about how hard it is to climb with this big pack. No one else has to climb with a pack. My life is harder than anyone else’s.
I’m not watching where I’m walking and I stumble over a root and fall. I fall hard on my hands and knees. I roll back down the hill. I get up and struggle on, grumbling and griping.
All the time my loving Heavenly Father is walking right beside me. He says, ‘Dixie could I carry that pack for you?’ I refuse His offer. I’m strong! I can do this on my own! I don’t need any help!
I’m frustrated and discouraged and feel like I’m not making any progress. In a fit of temper I glare at my Heavenly Father and throw down my pack. I shout, “I can’t take it anymore! It’s not worth it! It’s too hard!”
Then He smiles at me and He picks up my pack. He says, “ I’ve been waiting for you to ask for help.” We continue the climb side by side. My Heavenly Father carries the huge pack. My steps are lighter.
Sound familiar? I’ve had different packs or burdens that I tried to carry. I’m guessing you have your burdens too.
Maybe getting healthy is a burden you’ve been trying to carry on your own. Jesus wants to help. Accepting help doesn’t mean you are not strong. It means you know your limits.
I’m getting better a letting Him carry the burden. I pour out my heart to Jesus. I relinquish control! I confess that I need His help. I find a verse from the Bible that encourages me.
The Bible says, “Casting all your care upon Him, because He cares for you.1 Peter 5:7
Casting means throwing. Throw that burden down! Give it to Jesus and let Him carry it.
Some days I pick up the burden again. I have to keep giving it back to Him throughout the day.
He’s proven Himself over and over again! He is a good and trustworthy Guide.
Jesus wants to have a deep personal relationship with each of us. If you don’t already know Jesus as your Saviour and friend please know that He loves you. I would love to hear from you if you would like to know more about Jesus’ love for you. Leave a comment and I will be in touch. Or click on this link steps to life with Jesus
Today’s little step: Call out to Jesus. Throw your burden on Him. He will carry it for you. He wants to help; you just need to ask.