It’s estimated 72 billion dollars was spent on weight loss products in 2018. If you’re like most women, you’ve likely spent your share of money and time on products, procedures, and processes in an effort to change your weight. You’ve also likely wondered “why is it so hard to lose weight”. The remaining 9 reasons weight loss is so difficult, will help shed light on, and provide actionable steps for, your weight struggle.
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When’s the last time you asked yourself “Why can’t I lose weight”? The struggle with body weight and image leaves many women frustrated and bitter. After multiple weight-loss products and diets fail, it’s hard to have hope. Today we’re finishing Naomi’s Bitter Journey and our look into body weight. We’re going deep with today’s questions believing God will reveal His heart to you and you’ll find the joy in your weight journey. Spend this time with God and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal His truth.
Would you believe there are 18+ reasons why weight loss is so difficult? Billions of dollars are spent each year telling you how easy weight loss is. If you buy this or do that the pounds will miraculously melt away. Any woman who’s gone on a diet knows it’s not that simple and there’s no such thing as a weight loss shortcut. Today we’re looking at 9 reasons weight loss is hard and where applicable, what you can do.
Do you find yourself asking “why is it so hard for me to lose weight”? You aren’t alone. There are more than 18 reasons women struggle to lose weight. If you’re reading this you’re likely hoping I’ll give some kind of weight loss secret or tip. I’ll put this right up front – I won’t, exactly. Instead we’ll journey into God’s Word and weave our weighty story into Naomi’s. For the next two weeks, Wednesday will be spent reflecting on God’s Word and our life and Friday we’ll explore weight loss options based on the science behind the struggle. The fact that Americans struggle with body weight is no secret. 40% of American women are obese and 67% are either overweight or obese. Despite diets, exercise, weight loss surgeries, and countless “weight loss” products and protocols, America continues to gain weight. But life is about so much more than size. Remember that ladies.
A quick google search shows that women want to know about beauty. These 4 tips for keeping your body beautiful and healthy are about caring for yourself the way you’d care for God’s physical dwelling place – His temple. Society has made outer appearance a part of our identity. Even worse, we tend to base our self-worth on our hair, makeup, clothes, and body size. The world puts a lot of value and stock in how a person looks on the outside. Christians should care about their outer appearance as a means to reflect a heart that’s been molded and shaped by God and to accentuate God’s handiwork, you!
I don’t know how it happened, I’m guessing Eve and the apple had something to do with it, but…where’d we get the idea that we should look any different than we do? Today we’re going to look at what makes a woman beautiful in God’s eyes and what we can do to “change our thinking” about self. I’ve never met a woman who was happy with what she saw in the mirror. This breaks my heart. You and me – Christian women, should know that the “us in the mirror” is beautiful.
Wikipedia says the purpose of Spiritual Gifts is to “edify (build up), exhort (encourage), and comfort the church.” Gotta love Wiki – it’s got answers for everything in life.With regard to Spiritual Gifts, Wiki is correct, they’re to be used to serve the body of Christ. I especially love its addition of comforting the church – what a wonderful picture.What Wikipedia missed, though, is that spiritual gifts can be used in your workplace, home, community, and well… anywhere and everywhere God calls you.
Purpose is a big deal and can have a direct impact on your physical health. Scientific research has shown that having a purpose “buffers against mortality risk”. aka having a purpose increases your life. Purpose also improves your sleep and your memory. If you’re a Christian, you have a purpose. You’ve actually got several of them. Today we’re going to God’s Word to answer the “what is my purpose in life” question. Plus why it’s important and what we should be doing with it.