Losing weight is a body, mind and spirit proposition. Eating right and moving more are important which is why you will find tons of easy, healthy recipes and weight loss tips. The mind and spirit are integral too which is why I collect and share motivational quotes. Words have power. A steady supply of inspiring words are also essential to my success.
I love devotionals. I've been reading them daily for years. I've decided to begin sharing a weekly devotional specific to weight loss. I've found it helpful to read and re-read it every day of the week, until I have it committed to memory. The positive words soak into every part of my being refreshing me and giving me strength.
Don't let past failures leave you hopeless about future successes. What you have been is not important. All that matters is what you are becoming. May reading this inspiring devotional help you with the powerful act of forgiving yourself.
My Weekly Weight Loss Devotional: Forgiving Yourself
Letting God's love guide me, I forgive myself and begin a fresh start.
An important goal for me right now is to let go of the past and go on with my life. And one thing that will help me do this is to forgive myself for any past action that may have kept me from expressing my true self, my divine nature.
I know that by forgiving myself, I am doing what is essential for me to do in order to make progress in life. The still, small voice of God's spirit within tells me that by forgiving myself, I will begin to heal past hurts and make a fresh start.
Quiet times of prayer help me do this, for in prayer I connect--at a deep soul level--with the infinite love of God. God's love is powerful, yet gentle, and it guides me in seeing myself as God sees me--with love and compassion. I gently remind myself to leave past decisions where they belong--in the past. Letting God's love guide me, I make wise choices.
"Whenever you stand praying, forgive." ~Mark 11:25
Source: The Daily Word for Weight Loss (affiliate link)
More Quotes about The Power of Forgiveness
“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” ~
“True forgiveness is when you can say, "Thank you for that experience.” ~
“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.” ~
“I think that if God forgives us we must forgive ourselves. Otherwise, it is almost like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than Him.” ~
“When you forgive, you love. And when you love, God’s light shines upon you.” ~
“The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.” ~
Martha is the founder and main content writer for Simple-Nourished-Living.
A longtime lifetime WW at goal, she is committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life and helping others do the same.
She is the author of the Smart Start 28-Day Weight Loss Challenge.
A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she's not experimenting in the kitchen, you're likely to find Martha on her yoga mat.
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I really appreciate your thoughts on devotionals. I, too, think it is important and have began this practice once again. Your daily emails help me to think about my day, how I go about it, how I eat, how I react, etc..I'm currently struggling with trying to get my weight under control, exercising and just enjoying life. I've been trying different ideas from your posts, with positive results. I may not be at the top of the mountain, but I am making progress on this uphill battle. Thank you for your help each and every day.
Hi Debby, Thanks for letting me know. It sometimes feels scary to share these aspects of myself but I'm learning that the more I focus on my spiritual nourishment, the better my life gets. Everything seems easier. I want the same for everyone. Please know that I am here behind my computer praying and cheering for you. With love, ~Martha
Thank you Martha.
I am looking forward to your devotions.
In the mean time, I want to read this one again and again.
Thank you for this devotional. It's what I needed today and I will come back to it often. My favorite words: What you have been is not important. All that matters is what you are becoming.
Thanks, Regina. So happy to hear this! ~Martha
Have I been just breezing through your emails and missing these devotionals? I need this! We all need this! We need to stop and read and let soak in, so thank you Martha for being the catalyst!
Thanks, Melissa. Appreciate you taking the time to let me know. ~Martha
Of all the internet sources for WW (AKA I have a weight problem), you are the one I connect with. I love your recipes (as does my husband), and need my Lord and Savior daily! Your decision to share devotionals is just one more reason why I continue to follow you. God bless you. Currently in a work/life transition, and hopeful to re-invest in taking care of myself. God bless Martha.
Hi Charlene, Thanks so much for this kind and thoughtful comment. It means more to me than you realize. ~Martha