Thursday, June 30, 2016

God Speaks

God Speaks

My testimony has hardships. Some of mine are not having family anywhere near me, being bullied, having been overweight, experiencing heartbreak, and my best friend moving away, everyone has hardships. Some are worse than others but each person has a different life, therefore each person has different kinds of difficulties. Could I have had worse? Yes! Could it have been better? Of course! But those were trials God put in my life to better me.

Recently I have had a huge rush of motivation to start getting back in shape to leave for college this fall, where I'll be attending Liberty University. The last 4 years of my life has been a cycle of gaining weight and losing weight, most people's lives are the same way. In following the workout programs and healthy eating, weight loss has been minimal and slow, however sometimes I just need a little more help. Workout supplements is the little extra help our bodies may need when we plateau, most of the time its psychological, taking the supplement tricks our mind into thinking that the little capsule will change our bodies faster than if we didn't take it, so we stick to the program of exercise and healthy eating with the constant hope that it will pay off sooner.

Well I've taken workout supplements and for me I know it's psychological but they also do work in addition to exercise. Since I've been back from my 3 week trip of visiting family and doing all the eating I could, I gained more than I wish I had; but, nonetheless I have about all the beachbody workouts you could wish for! In my weeks of hard work and sacrificing so many delicious foods, I hadn't lost much, so I started the search for supplements, I had found some that I could go to the store and get but each time I had the chance to go I either felt lazy, or had no makeup on, or didn't have my wallet. Well one day I was in the car, I had makeup on, wallet in hand and wasn't feeling lazy, as I began to think how I could switch lanes to get to the store, that's when I heard Him; Him as in God! It was as plain as day, He said "Don't trust the pills, trust me".

I have heard stories of how God speaks to people and gives them pictures, but I just couldn't comprehend how that was so, but now I understand it better! The only words I have to explain the experience is, the voice wasn't deep or loud or scary, it was my voice, my head, my thoughts, but I didn't think of that phrase, it came from nowhere.

In that moment I decided to trust Him, that amazing experience was unbelievable, yet every day I struggle with wanting to make this lifestyle change easier and quicker. The trust could go either way, God can be my supplement or He could make the little supplement go further than what's on the box. All that matters in this life is pleasing the Lord in all we do! 1 Corinthians 10:31 "Whether therefore we eat or drink, or whatsoever we do, do all to the glory of God" losing weight shouldn't be about getting the guys to look at you and to be prettier than another girl.

Having a healthy life where we exercise and eat right and have a sweet every now and then is about living for God, He wants us to focus on Him and love Him more than how we look in the mirror. To show God I love Him more than how much I wish to get in shape is I read His word and have my time with Him without distractions. I put Him above my goals.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Pray and Trust

Finals are on their way guys and with that comes lots of stress and praying on my part. All of my schooling leads up to these final exams, sleepless nights studying and trying to cram all the information in your head only to take the test and nothing you've studied is on it! But as Luke 1:37 says "For with God nothing shall be impossible" KJV When you have God on your side you really can do anything! Even pass a final that you may or may not have studied for. God only wants what is best for you, whatever he puts you through trust that it was for the best even if you may not think it is. TRUST IN HIM!! I know it may very hard but he is working on something awesome for you in your future! Remember study hard, and pray always.   -Kenna

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding, in all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." - Proverbs: 3 5-6