Don’t Open the Door to the Enemy

Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
– Ephesians 5:20

I used to groan and moan about my weight struggles. I’ d complain about every pound and every mistake I made along the way of my weight-loss journey. Every time I complained or wanted to beat myself up for a single bad choice, I opened the door to the enemy. I was allowing the devil to keep me knee-deep in despair and focused on my problems.

Now I choose instead to be thankful for everything. I see things not as good or bad things, but as God things— which he will use for my good and His glory, as He promises us in Romans 8:28. I’m thankful now that He used my weight to bring me to First Place for Heath and used First Place for Health to teach me more about Himself. I remain focused on good choices I make and don’ t dwell on the bad (or surely I would repeat them). When I choose to be thankful, God, in Christ, is given access to my heart. As He transforms my heart, He changes my actions and circumstances as well.

Heavenly Father, thank You that I can come in Jesus’ name. forgive my anger, impatience, complaining, discontent and disbelief. Give me a thankful heart and help me see all things with Your eyes; change me from the inside out! In His Mighty name, amen.

How you act is based upon what you believe. What do your actions say about what is in your heart?

Tammy M. Price

Myrtle Beach, SC

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