FIGHTING!!!

Whew let me tell you!!! The devil is really fighting this change in my life!! Last weekend something happened that got me really down. I was trying to tell myself that I am worth it and not to give up just because of something small that no longer matters it just really hurts when the people that are supposed to love and protect you do just the opposite. Then today it was a really busy day, and when I was at the store tonight I got a call that really wrecked me, My therapist from the Julie Valentine Center is no longer with them. The one I told everything to, the person I thought was going to be there with me till the end (and I was close!!)up and quit. I now have to start over with another therapist…

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But you know what. I know the devil is behind all of the attacks this week and last and if the devil wants to fight I will fight back HARDER. I know my purpose here on this earth is threatening to the devil because I can give hope to people who have been in my situation and feel like they can’t get out. So I just went and listened to some praise and worship and talked to God and I listened to the song “I am not alone” by Kari Jobe twice. The first time it hit me, actually hit me that no matter how many people leave me here on this earth and no matter how lonely I feel that God is always with me. Never leaving my side.

Joshua 1:9- Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go!

I know that had nothing to do with food and nutrition but I thought it might encourage some people 🙂 I was proud of myself when I got upset I wanted to workout not eat like I used to!!!

 

Categories: Anna Neal

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  1. Oh Anna that is a NSV (non scale victory) for sure! Those are the changes that are proving this is a lifestyle change versus a quick exercise fad/diet. Re teaching our reactions / comforts such as eating our emotions but you didn’t. You turned to praise/scripture/ and exercise!!! That’s huge and you’re right you are an inspiration encouraging others out of their traps/prisons/dark moments into the light and glory of Jesus! I applaud you👏🏻 Keep up the good work and good thoughts 😉

  2. I have been having struggles too between sickness and injuries the Devil is pressing in hard. That’s how I know that I’m supposed to be doing this. If it wasn’t what God wanted for my life then the Devil wouldn’t be trying to derail me at every turn. At night is when I struggle the most with self-doubt and my failures but I found a verse last night to pray as I go to bed and it’s Psalms 4:8 “In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe.” I pray that he will protect my thoughts and give me peace to sleep at night. Switching therapists is hard I had to go to a new one because my insurance changed and didn’t cover the therapist that I connected really well with so I know the struggle. I pray that the Lord will put the right therapist in your path and that she will be a blessing to you! I don’t know what genre of Christian music you listen to but my anthem is Andy Mineo’s You Can’t Stop Me. Flame’s Start Over is really good and so is Adventure by Matthew Parker. Praying for you and proud of your progress! You are truly an Overcomer 🙂

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