Weight Loss, God's Way by Healthy by Design

Day 4 of 7 • This day’s reading

Devotional

UNDERSTANDING THE PROCESS: LITTLE BY LITTLE


Scripture Reflection 


“Little by little I will drive them out before you until you have increased enough to take possession of the land.” (Exodus 23:30 NIV)


Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. ~ Martin Luther King Jr. 


How many years did it take you to gain your excess weight? Even though it may have taken you many years to gain weight, we tend to want to lose weight quickly.


Programs like the Biggest Loser have created the illusion that weight loss is quick. They show people losing 25 pounds in a week. However, the fast track is never the right path. Change comes through renewing your mind daily with the Word of God. It’s a process that happens day by day, little by little, step by step, from glory to glory. God’s goal is Christ’s fullness in our life. He wants to bring us to new levels and allow us to experience a life of freedom from all the things that keep us bound.


As the Israelites marched out of Egypt through the Red Sea and into the wilderness, God promised he would be with them through the entire journey. He also promised that he would help them have victory over all of their enemies and was very specific about how he would help them. God says, “I will drive them out little by little until you have increased enough to take possession of the land” (Exod. 23:30). Why would an all-powerful God take his time to act? God understands that to be victorious, certain skills must be developed such as persistence, patience, strategy, and submission. These qualities are not developed overnight. God wants us to get the lessons as well as blessings. Success comes step by step. 


Are you also prepared to take it, step by step, little by little?


Today’s Health Challenge


How long will it take you to reach your goal weight? Assume 1-2 pounds per week. Be sure to adjust for setbacks and unforeseen circumstances.  


Today’s Confession


Thank You for Your promises. I am making progress. From victory to victory, success to success, I am getting stronger each day. I am more than an overcomer. I am advancing in everything I put my mind to. I am unstoppable!