As my tears mixed with sweat this morning, I could only praise the Lord for what He has done for me. This journey started 13 years ago. In February of 2010, I was throwing up because the pain was so intense. God had led me to a doctor who wanted to help me. He told me that if I didn’t get out of bed, I wouldn’t be unable to get up any longer.
So I did.
I got up and went to the gym. My body hurt before working out, and the morning after my first workout was brutal. I remember how weak I felt. Tears poured down my face as I tried to move. My pain was ten times what it had previously been, and I didn’t think it could worsen. During one of the most challenging times of my life, I decided to do whatever it took to get better.
That moment was crucial for me. It was the day I drew a line in the sand and decided I wouldn’t accept my behavior any longer. Weak and hurting, I took my first step toward learning how to become an overcomer. As I worked on my body, God worked on my mindset. He was my coach. Whenever I reached a new obstacle, He helped me overcome it. My precious Lord was the voice in my ear, encouraging me with every step.
God helped me to reframe exercises and challenges. He helped me to expand my mindset and to see things differently. I learned that we can’t get to the magnificent blessings of life as long as we choose to stay in the pain of what we are used to. We must follow the Lord and the things He puts on our hearts to escape the enemy’s bondage.
Satan wants to keep us in pain. He wants us to be lazy, unmotivated, and uninspired and to do the comfortable things that harm us. The enemy will hand us poison to drink and make us think we can’t enjoy life without it.
When I started the journey to healing, I didn’t know I was the one hurting myself. I ate and drank chemicals every day. Toxins loaded down my body. I passed by the healing foods from God and consumed things made by man.
The first step toward healing was opening my mind to new thoughts, perspectives, and possibilities. And I can honestly say I don’t miss any of it. Well, except for one of my Mom’s biscuits. But other than that, I am good. I don’t long for the things that hurt me. I enjoy all the delicious foods I can eat. And I LOVE feeling good.
Today as I did my workout, I felt strong and so happy that I started this journey. I’m so thankful to live every day without horrible pain. I’m so grateful for everything I can do. God is so good to me.
Have a beautiful day!