A Half-hearted Try

A Half-hearted Try

written by: Mrs. Ann Wooten-Taylor
by: Mrs. Ann Wooten-Taylor
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Often in life, we do not try new things because we are afraid to fail. Many who do try something new do so half-heartedly. They expect failure, blame other people or circumstances for being unsuccessful, then surrender in defeat with an "at least I tried" attitude. This is frequently the case when it comes to health and fitness, but the truth is if you did not give 100%, you did not really try. I know we live in a world of instant gratification. However, the truth is true change takes time. Your backyard does not turn into a beautiful garden the next day because you planted one seed. You must cultivate the garden and over time, you will see the expected harvest. It is the same in terms of adopting a healthy lifestyle which includes eating healthy foods and exercising. One workout will not reverse years of unhealthy eating and a sedentary lifestyle. You will have to put some effort into it in order to reap the harvest of healthy and fit for life. "God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation" (James 1:12).

God has given you the spiritual mandate in His Word to eat and drink for His glory and to take care of His temple, which is your body (1 Corinthians 6:19-20, 10:31). You are obligated to obey Him! God does not tempt us or set us up to fail (James 1:13). If He gives you a command, He promises not to allow more temptation than you can bear and to always provide a way of escape from any temptation to disobey Him (1Corinthians 10:13). In other words, He is obligated to make you succeed! Since God is not a man that He should lie, nor the son of a man that He should repent (Numbers 23:19). There is no failure in Him!

That means there is no failure in you because the Holy Spirit lives in every believer! Therefore, like a tree planted by the rivers of waters, you will bring forth leaves of righteousness, even in regard to health and fitness, in due season, and whatever you do shall prosper (Psalm 1:3)! I encourage you today not to grow weary in the well-doing of eating, drinking, and exercising for the glory of God in order to honor Him with your body and spirit. Instead, trust God and believe that you will reap the harvest of being healthy and fit for life if you don't give up (Galatians 6:9)!

If you're ready and willing to be honest with yourself about the root of your health and fitness issues, sign up for the Eating as an Act of Worship Health and Fitness Class TODAY! During the 12-week course, you will learn the biblical principles regarding the body, dieting, exercising, and maintaining a healthy body for the glory of God! The classes are FREE! There are NO REGISTRATION FEES or MEMBERSHIP FEES! Participants are only responsible for the cost of the Eating as an Act of Worship Workbook, which can be ordered online at Amazon.com. Classes are available ONLINE via Periscope, a FREE APP for your phone or tablet, and IN PERSON at New Calvary Temple COGIC located at 1120 Bishop Lindsey Avenue in North Little Rock, Arkansas! The EAW Adult Course begins on MONDAY, AUGUST 20TH at 6:00 p.m. CST. The EAW Kidz Initiative Health and Fitness Course begins on TUESDAY, AUGUST 21ST at 6:00 p.m. CST! If you're unable to take the classes or you don't want to wait to get started, then ORDER YOUR COPY of the Eating as an Act of Worship Teacher's Edition TODAY! Don't procrastinate! Order your copy at Amazon.com and start serving the One True Living God in every aspect of your life, including your eating habits, TODAY!

written by: Mrs. Ann Wooten-Taylor

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