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I have struggled with weight issues my whole life. For the last 30 years I have made every attempt to shape my body and achieve a certain fitness level all the while subjecting my body to things other people thought of as insane… Mainly the waking up at 3:30 am to get it done. That has not stopped me… It has been an uphill battle, I’ve had times of breakthroughs and times of “not so much”, sprinkled with a few “what’s the point”s in between… and although sometimes I don’t see the exact results I want, I feel well physically, by the grace of God, I am in good health and in good spirits, for the most part… Lol… and at my age, that’s very important.

This morning God spoke to my heart, as I finished an especially grueling leg workout… You have spent the last 30 years working by faith that the effort you put into your body in terms of fitness will achieve a desired result… Why would you do anything different when it comes to your soul, when your body is finite and your soul eternal?

If you have ever felt that you pray and you pray and you worship and you worship and you read the Bible and you read the Bible… And yet you are not seeing the “perfection” you want in your life, don’t give up. The walk in Christ is a life-long process, not one you can start today and drop tomorrow if you feel it’s not “working”… We are called to walk by Faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7).

You do not see your actual muscles going through the process of breaking down, healing and consequently growing, do you? Yet, you keep putting in the work (John 20:29).

In the same way in your walk with Christ, you will need to have faith that if you are breaking down, there WILL be healing, and if there is healing, there WILL be growth… Will you struggle? Of course you will… Will you encounter resistance, from your flesh and from those around you? Of course you will… But more than likely, you will also inspire and more importantly, your spiritual life and your soul will prosper… And with utmost certainty, you will achieve victory.

1 Corinthians 15:57 “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Keep looking up,

Gabriela Luciani

Gabriela Luciani