Perhaps I should explain why I have not yet published the book I was promoting. The title of the book is Are You Ready for Transformation (It’s All in Your Mind). As a practical guide to renewing the mind, I want the Holy Spirit to guide me through the process. In my rush to complete the book, I found myself running off without Him. That will never do.
At this time in my life, I am experiencing some great transformation spiritually, personally, and in my career. I am excited about these changes although I can get a bit apprehensive. Why? I am stepping out of my comfort zone.
Areas of Struggle
One of the areas of my life in which I struggle is with my weight. Since my late teens, I have been on one diet or another. When I was not dieting, I was going on complete binges. This type of yo-yo method is not healthy and can mess with the metabolism.
The Lord began speaking to me about my weight. I am following His leading, and I would love your prayers. He is teaching me how to keep the pursuit of weight loss in balance, allowing Him to heal areas that led me to overeating in the first place. However, the pursuit of weight loss must not become an idol in my life. If I am not careful, I tend to pursue the blessing rather than the God giving the blessing. Can you relate?
Giving Up Control
By nature, I have a type A personality. I feel the need to be in control. Part of that control is feeling that I have to do everything asked of me to show my capability. When I surrendered my control to God’s control, I found that I can say “no” when I need to. I do not have to do everything someone asks of me. If I need to, I can politely refuse. Jesus did not travel to every town. He did not give in to the wishes of everyone around Him when those wishes contradicted the will of the Father. (Balance alert: While I do not need to do everything asked of me, I do need to consider the needs of others which, at times, can bring inconvenience.)
Leaving the Comfort Zone
Due to loving control, I have a certain zone I prefer to stay in. If that zone were God’s will, then it would be fine. However, it is my own desire. It had to be surrendered to God because wanting to remain comfortable was keeping me from the transformation I needed. Understanding that God’s ways were higher than mine liberated me to allow Him to lead and guide my steps.
Are You Ready for Transformation will be out when I know God’s timing is right, not mine. The transformations that I have been undergoing will be discussed along with scriptures that the Lord led me to. I am willing to wait because I know it will be better and the annointing of the Holy Spirit will be more evident when I rely on God and give Him the glory.
What about you?
Are you undergoing transformation by the leading of the Lord? Remember our transformation comes by renewing our minds. If you belong to Christ, you have the mind of Christ. Using the mind He has given us will cause us to tap into realms of glory that we have never before experienced.
Trust the process that the Lord is taking you through. The end result is worth the means. God loves you, and His plan is to give you more abundant life.