If I Promise God, I’ll Keep My Commitments!

Love for the new yearIf I promise God, I’ll keep my commitments! This I’ve learned, but so easily have forgotten.

Lately, I’ve slipped away from eating healthy foods to control my blood sugar. I’ve gained weight, I don’t have enough energy, and I get depressed.

I know I’m at a higher risk for a heart attack or stroke because of my diabetes, so it is important that I take the steps necessary to get back to a healthy diet. I’m very good at finding excuses to eat pizza, cheeseburgers, and fries. Too tired to cook. Nothing thawed out. Want to eat with a friend.

I’m much better at excuses than following good practices with food.

When I was first diagnosed, I was smacked in the face with the reality that I could lose limbs, become blind, and die of heart attack or stroke if I didn’t change my eating habits. Once I reached my goal, I began to slack off. Hey, I was taking medication. That should take care of things going forward. WRONG!

So today as I sit here sipping my afternoon cup of tea, I’m promising God that I will abstain from any sweets and from fries, cheeseburgers, and carbonated beverages!

I can’t break a promise to God. He has never broken a promise. NEVER.

And I will remember that all things are possible with Christ!

I know this won’t be easy. It is going to be a lifestyle change for me and when I enjoy having meals out with friends, it will be harder to make good choices. Instead of focusing on how “hard” it might be, I’m going to begin to make changes in my daily eating. I was able to do this before and I know that as long as I turn to Jesus when I feel overwhelmed, He will see me through.

Do you make promises to God? Care to share your experiences?



If I Promise God, I’ll Keep My Commitments! — 1 Comment

  1. Thank you….again!
    This is my struggle as well. Just yesterday, while my co-worker went out with hubby for another, daily fast food lunch. I gobbled my salad I’d brought from home…”madly”. I used that term “gobbled madly” because my flesh cried out for a whopper at least and maybe a pizza buffet.

    I’ve NOT been caring well for this vessel God has entrusted me with. I’ve treated it like a dumpster actually and after picking up my meds at Wal-Mart, to the tune of $814.68 yesterday and having a hissy fit, I told my co-worker “if I would DO what I should, get this fat off and feed myself right, I could take less of this high dollar stuff.
    I have that scripture and others, on my desk, under lamination…Philippians 4:13 and just reminded myself of that again this morning….So….after reading your post, Caro, I ask myself “Can I promise God…….and DO this! Thank you. You are such a light in this dark place and your timely message was a gift to me today. Bless you!

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