What does the word “weakness” mean to you? Here is how Merriam-Webster defines weakness:
- the quality or state of being weak
- a quality or feature that prevents someone or something from being effective or useful
- something that you like so much that you are often unable to resist it
This is exactly how I would define the word as well. Wouldn’t you agree that these three meanings are packed with a punch? Weakness and temptation go hand-in-hand. Each one of us have our own weaknesses. For me food is a weakness. And lack of desire for physical activity. I have very little ‘want to’ get up and move. All the things I love to do – study Scripture, sew, quilt, embroider, make cards, read – are all sedentary things. I would rather do these things than get up and move. This is a very serious problem for me. It is a weakness in my life. I need help. And I suspect I’m not alone. I’m putting it out there for all to know. This is the chink in my armor. My achilles heel.
What can I do about it? I’ve lived 40+ years without being able to change things in my own strength. The next several blog posts are going to be a series on my very personal struggle with food and exercise. I am sharing for two purposes:
- The first reason is to give myself some accountability.
- The second reason is to use my own personal journey to inspire others who may have the same struggles.
I am committed to making healthier food choices. I am committed to introducing physical activity into my life. I am committed to handing it all over to Jesus for His divine intervention! Stay tuned for more… For now, I leave you with these inspiration verses:
And do not give the devil a foothold. Ephesians 4:27
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. James 5:16
Dear God, Please work in my heart and all of my friends’ hearts who have similar struggles. We know that it is your desire for us to be healthy and fit to serve You as You’ve called us to serve. I am very sorry that I’ve been lax in this area of my life. Today I surrender all to You. I need Your strength in this very real battle. I cannot do it without You. Thank You in advance for giving me the desire, the ‘want to’ and the ability to accomplish my goals. Keep us in the Light and the Love that is only found in Your Son Jesus Christ. In His Name we pray. Amen.
Stay in the Light and the Love Always,