Spiritual Life Coaching – Weight and Wait

Spiritual Life Coaching – Weight and Wait

About a year ago I was in a lot of pain due to some back problems. They were unusual and in November of 2014 I was in the midst of planning for surgery in December. Waiting was hard. My weight didn’t help. Surgery was successful and my back health is so much better. Prayers of thanks to my physicians, family, and supportive friends. Most of all prayers of thanks to the Great Physician who loves me with an everlasting love. Now that I feel better I am exercising on a very regular basis. I’ve waited a long time to feel this good again. Most mornings I’m at the YMCA by 6:30AM for my work out. I’ve set some goals and am working toward them. My Dare to Dream series has helped me push toward bigger goals. What I still struggle with is my weight. Waiting and weight seem to go together. I have pounds to go before I rest – pounds to go before I rest.

I was thinking today that weight is a spiritual matter in many ways. I’ve got to loosen my grip on the food (that I love) as well as keep my grip on exercise. I never met a piece of pecan pie I didn’t like, you know. So I’m once again prayerfully considering what I can do to control my appetite. There are hundreds of plans out there but as prayer did wonders for my back, I’m putting prayer to the test with my weight this time. Call it mindfulness or meditation or just thinking more carefully about what I consume it’s about time. My friend Ted came by and said, “I don’t want to be the only guy at the ‘meeting, so why don’t you go with me?” So I am. Like the Psalmist I want to cry out: “Wait for the Lordbe strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” I need more than will-power. As the season of gorging approaches it will take some supernatual intervention for me to make the goal I set. Pray for me and

Be Well… 

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About Denny Meyer

I've been a pastor, spiritual director, and spiritual coach and worked with thousands of people over the years. You can find the life the Creator intended for you. Contact me if you want to find out more.
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