Sunday, October 23, 2011
Weigh Day - 30 pounds!
Today I was thinking about transformation, and this verse came to mind. This dieting thing, the new-way-of-living thing, is really about renewing the mind. It's about making room for new ways of thinking...about myself, about others, about God...and being open to the possibility of being truly transformed by Him.
People are starting to notice my weight loss. One person even told my husband today that I was an inspiration to her, as she is also trying to lose weight. It's humbling. But I'm beginning to realize that as nice as it is for people to notice and compliment me on my weight loss, what I really want is to be conformed to God's will for my life. I want to lose the unattractive attributes of my personality and replace them with God's attributes: compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
I still have a long way to go with my weight loss, and I have a long way to go to becoming the person God wants me to be. It's amazing to me that He knows all about me and loves me anyway. He wants me to be transformed...and through His love, I can be! We all can!