Overcoming the World

I am done with being fat. Yesterday, I sat at a coffeehouse after church engaged in a conversation with GOD. I pray a great deal, but I am practicing just having daily conversations with Him. It is easy for me to talk but listening is much more challenging. I figured out when He speaks there is always something for me to learn or do. Yesterday’s conversation was no different.

Meanwhile, my friend who I have known since I was 1 years old , sent me a childhood picture of myself. After my parent’s divorce all my pictures as a child were lost so I cherish ones that I come across. I looked at it and and I could not help but realize that I was bigger than the other kids. I estimate that we were around 5 or 6 years old, but I am noticeable bigger. Another friend sent me a picture of myself at age 14 and I was aware of my growing size in that one as well. I made a collage of those two and added an adult picture of me at a wedding last summer (my heaviest pic) and here it is:

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Then it hit me. I have been fat my entire life! Now of course I knew that, but I had never really thought about that. Every moment, every memory, every interaction I have ever had was plagued by “an undesired state of being”. It is a fact that to be overweight is not the state of being I desire, therefore making it an “undesired state of being”. A state of being, that until this day, I still have yet to overcome. Selah (Let’s pause and reflect)

Ok. So what does this mean on August 1, 2016? What do you do when you live in an “undesired state of being” of any kind? Addiction, divorce, defeat, poverty, faithlessness, unbelief, those are all undesired states of being. Apply whichever one is happening in your life. I know that I assumed, but it is because everyone is battling something. Everyone. Back to me. Your turn in a minute. When we find ourselves in an “undesired state of being” the answer is to overcome. You know what’s next, I must anchor it in The Word. So here it goes:

1 John 5:4 NLT says: “For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith.”

I interpret that to mean that because I am a child of GOD, I can overcome anything in this world, and I do so through my faith. If you are like me then you need action steps. I decided to follow a ketogenic diet (per the research and recommendation of a trusted friend), and I am now participating in interval training daily. When I get done with this battle, the only thing that will be fat is my faith. Ok! *snap*

I am an overcomer and so are you. We are overcomers! I am not a fat person. I am a person overcoming fat. That even feels better to say. As of August 1, 2016, I am a capable, faith-filled person overcoming fat. What are you overcoming? Let me know 🙂

Love & Faith, Cozette

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I am like you, I love and desire to be loved. I hope, dream, feel, cry and I long to have my dreams realized. It is my objective to speak with passion, love, and truth. Living a life of love (my life’s goal) is the single most challenging initiative that I know of. Also, it is the most rewarding ambition. The mandate is clear. The task is at hand. It takes building an enormous amount of faith to get anything accomplished in this life. So let’s do it together! When I am not writing about faith, hope, or love, you can find me braving the winds of Chicago, sipping on a delicious cup of tea, while snuggling up with my favorite book. Or, of course, shopping for shoes.

3 thoughts on “Overcoming the World

  1. Thanks for your post. I have been rather large most of my life as well. I believe that we must understand the real spiritual connection here. I was a size 46 in the waist for years pushing toward 300lbs. I am now a tight 40. I don’t worry about my weight. I look at my short and pants size. Once a month I may look at the scale, but it is not my true arbiter. I look back and realize that it was an emotional and spiritual journey. I came to realize that a higher power was giving me direction, but I would sometimes ignore it. I have no excuses. I just forgive myself and embrace my body as it is … healthy or unhealthy. Today, I chose healthy. It cost a little more. Plus, I eat out less. Eating at home allows me to control my diet. It is a challenge. It took years of slowly changing my poor eating habits. As you said we can overcome with help, Divinely apportioned … to those connected. Best Success to You!

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