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An Excellent Weight Loss Plan
By Victoria Osteen - Aug 05, 2010
Are you feeling fatigued, overwhelmed, discouraged or anxious? Do you simply need more energy in your life? It might just be that you have a weight issue.

Now, I'm not talking about a physical weight issue; I'm talking about a spiritual weight issue. In the spiritual realm, excess weight slows you down and keeps you from God's best. It actually affects how you feel in the natural realm. What is excess spiritual weight? It's the cares, worries and concerns of this world. It's any mindset that is contrary to the Word of God. These weights oppress you and hold you back, but there is good news today because God has an excellent weight loss plan!

First Peter 5:7 tells us to cast all of our cares onto the Father. When we choose to cast our cares on Him, we are lightening our load. When we release those burdens and choose to trust Him, we are receiving His freedom and empowerment. We are actually losing spiritual weight!

What are the weights that are draining you of your energy and slowing down your spiritual progress? Choose to let them go. If you have to, write them all down on paper and release them in prayer to God. After you pray, tear up the list and throw it away as a sign that you are no longer carrying those cares. Then, meditate on scriptures that address the things you released and allow the Word of God to renew your mind. Today, let God lighten your load. Let Him carry your cares because He is the One who cares for you, and He is well able to handle anything that concerns you!

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us (Hebrews 12:1, NLT).
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