Do not get discouraged if the scale is not moving, or is not moving as quickly as you would like! Sure, all of your previous diet programs emphasized rules about “correct” foods and had you believe that the number not moving meant you were failing. Worse than that, some teachings allow us to blame our lack of success on heredity, circumstances or external influences that we deem “beyond our control”. How discouraging! Such programs have created a focus on external indicators and have incubated voices in our heads that get us to focus more on ourselves, blaming others or external circumstances for our perceived failure, rather than on our relationship with the God of the universe! It is a frustrating cycle of never-ending pain.
God created food for fuel and not for any other purpose! He programmed within each of us the “green light” of hunger and the “red light” of politely satisfied. We must now learn to measure success differently! We must learn to give our heart fully to God and then experience how it feels to have His peace in our heart and to feel the favor that comes from obeying His voice in every situation. We have learned that we are responsible for the focus of our heart and our mind, and we cannot therefore place the blame on anyone else. We are also, then, able to find and feel acceptance from God—the creator of our soul and the only source of True Love—while will fill our hearts with inexpressible Joy, inexplicable Peace and all the characteristics of the amazing Spirit of God! There is our new measure of Success!