When was the last time you thought one of the following:
I know I've caught myself saying these things.
We don't take into account when we believe these thoughts are that there's momentum behind them.
If you've been following your plan all week, you've started building up momentum. If you've been creating boundaries for your temple and honoring them, you've begun building momentum.
Straying from your plan on the weekend is like hitting the brakes on your progress.
Every little, seemingly minor decision you make has an effect -- and that effect compounds over time.
You can be compounding momentum to living out God's good plan for your life or compounding momentum to staying stuck in the enemy's deception.
All the little decisions you've been making determine the results you have right now - wanted and unwanted.
This is because God gave us the gift of free will; a beautiful but dangerous gift if we're not intentional about how we are using it.
Let's talk about momentum.
Here is the definition: strength or force gained by motion or by a series of events (Merriam-Webster).
Momentum is moving energy that overcame resistance. That means that the movement and those series of events wasn't easy. Just like eating according to your plan all week, it wasn't easy.
But, as soon as you make another choice in opposing your current momentum, you slow down.
I found this bible verse that speaks volumes to how this works in our everyday, Christian life…
"Not by might, not by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord... Do not despise the day of small things, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin…" (Zechariah 4:6, 10)
We don't accomplish these things by our might, our strength, our power. No. It comes from the Spirit within us. The Holy Spirit is continually guiding us, helping us make the choices that bring us "hope and a future" (Jer. 29:11).
What are the practical ways to gain momentum? Especially if you are trying to lose weight and glorify God in your body?
1. Understand it's the small, seemingly insignificant choices that add up over time. Those little choices or having a piece of cake when you didn't plan on it, well, doesn't seem important.
But, it's those decisions that will aid you in choosing in the future. If you say no to the cake now, it will be easier to say no the next time. Be diligent where you are and create a momentum for your future by your faithfulness today.
2. Recognize the small, seemingly insignificant positive choices you've already made and praise God for them. Don't be afraid to be proud of walking away from the donuts in the break room today.
Just be sure to give credit where credit is due.
3. Don't fear the judgment of others. Often, we make our choices based on what we believe others will think or feel. Guess what? We can't control what others think or feel, even if we make the "right" choice. You need to make choices based on what the Spirit is leading you to. If you think your mother-in-law will be mad because you turned down her famous pie, let her be angry. Make the decision YOU need to make.
4. Don't delay what can be done now. Just do it. Momentum needs movement. Staying stuck won't get you anywhere. Even if the action is preparation, at least you're going in the right direction. Preparation creates confidence, which produces momentum.
Don't tell yourself that on Monday you'll start again. No. Start this minute. Now is a perfect time. God is giving you everything you need in the moment.
The compound effect is a powerful tool that, when taken advantage of creates incredibly huge rewards when God is directing your steps.
Rewards like consistent weight loss followed by effortless weight maintenance allow you to truly glorify God in and with your temple.
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