What if life had nothing to do with you at all but had everything to do with Jesus? "Come again! Are you saying everything?" Unequivocally yes.
Am I saying when bad things happens, Jesus caused it? Heavens no. Can we cause bad things to happen? Yes, but sometimes there are other factors or people involved that have nothing to do with you. I'm not saying we live in a "not my fault" mentality, only don't go blaming yourself or second guessing the whys of everything.
There's a reason the past is called the past. It's past. It can never be lived again. The now starts now. You deal with the past by living in the now, not regretting it or trying to change it. It's just not possible.
Let me give you an example. Say you're overweight. Can you wish away the pounds you gained by eating improperly or not exercising or a slow metabolism? I wish. So by living in the now you take the point you are at now and deal with it. How you deal with it determines how you overcome it.
Can you diet? Yes. Can you exorcise? Yes. But have you found them to be totally successful so far? Probably not.
Here's what I'm saying. You need to change your thinking and think like God thinks about us. God says we are being filled from glory to glory. Do you know what glory means? The glory of God is His good opinion of us. We're to be clothed in that glory. We're to think of ourselves how God thinks of us.
Do you think God sees us as overweight, depressed, downtrodden? The bible tells us that as Jesus is, so are we. When God looks at us, He sees only Jesus. If you believe this as truth then when God sees you He is looking at Jesus and sees perfection.
What does this have to do with weight loss, health or anything else? Stop striving in your own power to gain something you already are and when you start seeing yourself as God sees you then you become what you've been all along.
The perfect weight? No health issues? Yes. How? See yourself as God already sees you and you'll find you have a desire to eat only what you should eat, walking when you could be vegging out watching the TV, or walking on a treadmill in front of a TV.
"But you don't understand. I have numerous health problems. How can this work for me?" It already has! Jesus took all those sicknesses and diseases and returned them back to the author of them when He died on the cross. When he ascended to sit at the right hand of the Father He didn't bear one speck of it.
So when God sees you as He sees Jesus, He sees you healthy and whole without one speck of dis-ease in your body or one ounce of unhealthy fat. Until you start seeing yourself as God already sees you, you won't walk into the realm of "I can't do what Jesus already did."
Rest in the finished work of our Redeemer. He bought what you're struggling with today. Don't cold turkey your medication but start feeding on the word, scriptures about healing, and you will become what God already sees you as being. It's not about trying to get healed but understanding you already are healed. Feeding on the word doesn't remind God what His word says, it shows you what His word says.
You want to be thinner? See yourself thin and healthy as God sees you and your desires change to achieve that goal. The Father places in us His love so overwhelmingly strong we can't help but become how He is.
Bad habits? Rest in the assurance that their desire will drop by the wayside when you're holding hands with the One who has your best interest at heart.
We are more than conquerors when we only believe. It's not about us having more faith but believing that what Jesus did is a reality. So do you believe? Not in yourself, but in Jesus.
So remember, it's not what you do, it's what Jesus has already done for you.
See, it really is not about you.