I Have Decided
“Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 NLT
My physical weight has been a struggle in my life since childhood. I have done some extreme things in an attempt to lose and keep weight off. However, my compliance to diet and exercise plans never lasted based on just getting to a number on a scale or a certain dress size. It required a commitment to my health, instead of being motivated by pure vanity, for me to see sustainable results.
Similarly, I found myself carrying the weight of the world for many years from the sin of my disobedience to God’s plan for me. I allowed what people thought and expected of me to burden me. I fell into the trap of using the world’s standards to measure my progress in life.
This pushed me to a tipping point. I finally decided that I wanted to be set free, requiring me to commit to being healthy, not just physically, but spiritually and mentally as well. I had to do things differently to get different results.
I learned from my struggle with my physical weight that my daily decisions are key. In order to be who God designed me to be - and lose the weight of the world - I must have a healthy relationship with Jesus. There is only freedom in Christ!
Up until this point, I believed in Jesus as my Savior, but I only made Him a way. He had to be the only way in every aspect of my life to have the freedom I desired. This did not happen by me complying with following Him as a quick-fix attempt to appease my desired results. I instead made a lifelong commitment to believe what my salvation means - I am forgiven! I can be healed and whole!
To be free and live as God has designed for me, I have decided to follow Jesus every day for the rest of my life! This continually strengthens me, exercising my faith and keeping me well - mind, body and soul. By faith, I surrender all to what God wants to do in and through me!
Jesus is the only way to be in alignment with God’s purpose and plan for your life. After your initial faith decision of making Jesus your Lord and Savior, you have to decide to make the daily commitment to continue to follow Jesus wholeheartedly.
What in the world is weighing you down?
What do you need to release to make Jesus the only way in your life?
What are some practical ways you can stay committed to following Jesus daily?
Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.
Authentic Existence® Affirmation:
I have decided to wholeheartedly follow Jesus, today and always!
Heavenly Father, thank You for giving us our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, as the way to come to You! Help us develop our faith so we may stay committed to our decision to follow Him, supplying everything we need to live as You designed.
In Jesus’ Name we pray, Amen.
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Beautiful message, affirming that total surrender is the only way to be free from the weight of this world. Man is constantly judging, putting the world’s expectations on us. God knows we are flawed and accepts us, not despite our frailties, but because of them… “in our weakness He is made strong”…
Thank you for reminding us to be consistent in our prayer life ❤️