Is Your Life Limited?

Is Your Life Limited?

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that you may have life and have it to the full. John 10:10

This week in my First Place 4 Health class one of our members was giving our wellness topic.  She wrote the word “limited” on our whiteboard.  She shared that she has been in our program for 10 years, but her life has been limited because of her unwillingness to practice continuous obedience in the area of eating.  In January of this year, she made a commitment to eat no sugar for 12 weeks and to give $5 per week to the charity, As Our Own.  At the end of the 12 weeks, she had not eaten one bite of sugar and was jubilant as she wrote her check for $60.  The amazing part is that she has still not eaten a bite of sugar and she has lost 20 pounds in the process.  Her skin is radiant, her personality is vibrant, her emotions are stable and she is no longer “limited” in her ability to be the woman God desires for her to be.

This lady began her FP4H journey ten years ago at 240 pounds.  She had numerous health problems and limitations of what she could do to exercise.  Today she is 10 pounds from her goal and is doing exercises she was told she would never be able to do.  She is getting stronger every day and as Malachi says in 2:10, God is truly “throwing open the floodgates of heaven and pouring out so much blessings” into her life that she is overwhelmed with all He is doing.  Friends, obedience is the key to success.  God has all the answers to every problem we face, but we must ask for His wisdom and direction and then do what He says.

The sky is the limit for each of us if we would only get serious about this area of obedience.  Most of us know what to do to lose weight, but are we willing to pray and obey to get there?  God’s love language is obedience and He says in John 14:21 that if we love Him, we will obey Him.

Would you like to enter 2013 living a life that is not limited because of your unwillingness to become serious about getting healthy?  I promise that this year’s Summit will give you the tools you need to begin to Live Life to the full!

I am more than a little excited about this summer’s annual First Place 4 Health Summit. Last year was the first year that the Summit was opened up to everyone—FP4H members, leaders and anyone desiring to improve their health or lose weight.  The Summit will be at Houston’s First Baptist Church, July 27-28, and there are so many new things to share:

â     New theme for 2012:  Live Life!

â     Becky Turner is back as MC!

â     New books available: Live Life Right Here, Right Now by Carole Lewis; Don’t Quit, Get Fit by Vicki Heath and a new book by Joyce Ainsworth who has lost 192 pounds and is at her goal!

â     Informative breakouts:

P      Getting Prepared…to teach, speak or write ~ Karen Porter

P      Food Plan 101 & Food Plan 102 ~ Charlotte Davis, Registered Dietitian

P      Getting It Done Intentionally ~ Becky Turner

P      Who Do You Think You Are? ~ Vicki Heath

P      Top Apps & Internet Tools to Keep You on Track~ Lisa Lewis

P      …and much more! (For a complete list of breakouts with descriptions, see page 10)

â     Early morning fitness classes both days:  spinning, boot camp, strength training and a seated workout.

â     Exciting new products in our Summit bookstore

â      Delicious, healthy meals

If you need a jump start or new motivation and inspiration, then Summit 2012 is where you need to be!

Click here to register: Summit 2012

Carole Lewis