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OH CRUD! I Messed Up

Is Your Health Turnaround on course?

We can go for years, bouncing around, feeling “OFF”; Feeling lazy. Mostly settling.

Though, finally, somehow, we quiet our mind, and figure out what we really want. We decide to eliminate all the distractions that have held us back. We get motivated. We like our new path. We have finally got our act together.

It feels so good to have our lives pulled together. It feels good to have a plan and make strides. We sail along feeling so positive. Sure, there are obstacles. But we can think through them and ingeniously conquer them.

Then . . . something happens. We get off course.

When we mess up and veer off track, it can be so annoying.

Example 1: We tell ourselves we will never eat ice cream again and we sit down and eat an entire pint.

Example 2: We have an awesome exercise regimen and then we quit exercising for several weeks because we are spending too much time searching the net and other time-snatchers.

Example 3: We succumb to a craving or addition that offers no value to our calling. That voice that said, “Just One More of those containers of ice cream won’t hurt” was probably just a con trying to get you to lose control. (Any time you hear that, “Just One More” voice, it could be leading you to a downfall. Be on guard.)

There could be countless reasons we get off our path, and it usually feels bad. It can feel frightening. It may even feel . . . as ominous as this sounds . . . demonic. Like we have had an attack from a dark place that does not want us to succeed. We can even feel like we are battling our own mind. We can have cravings so strong THEY want to rule our lives.

It happens, though. Sometimes we mess up. We get weak. But we can get back up, more determined than ever and get right back on that centered, joyful life!

Here are a few ways to get back on the path when we fall off.

  1. Acknowledge the pitfall and feel annoyed by it. Redirect the mind to something noble and positive, as quickly as possible.
  2. Pray, read scripture, and KNOW that the Lord can and does deliver. AMEN.
  3. Resist destructive temptations! This cannot be stressed enough. The flesh is weak. If you LOVE those thick icing glazed honey buns at the bakery, DO NOT go in that bakery. In fact, don’t even go down the street that bakery is on. (You could squash half of an avocado on top of cinnamon raisin Ezekiel bread. Or you could just peel and pit the avocado and eat it by itself!)

You DO NOT have to let ANYTHING or ANYBODY hold you down! Learn from a mistake and resolve to never let it happen again.

We all get off the path because life has so many twists and turns. The world and even our own flesh can want to defeat us, but that innermost Holy Spirit within wants victory. We must regroup and focus on becoming what we know we can be.

If you have a serious addition, consider professional help. Countless people have beat their addictions and so can you!

Did you know the brain can be “rewired” It is called neuroplasticity. The human brain can form new connections and change how its circuits are wired.* There are many books and articles explaining this topic. There are many ways to overcome those thinking patterns that need rerouting!

Why not seek, with the help of Almighty God, to demolish EVERY stronghold. Let’s face it, you know what you want. Don’t settle for just existing. Recommit to your most fervent desires and get the health and the life you desire!

* https://positivepsychology.com/neuroplasticity/

Comments

  1. Annette Whitworth January 26, 2022

    This is great! So true the strong hold can be casted down with the help of the Holy Spirit..Sometimes we do get weak, but remember the scripture 2 Corinthians12:9 says about weakiness… the word of God says this For when I am weak, then I am strong.” “But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.” … “The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.” If we know that certain foods can cause harm to bodies why do we want to eat it. I like this from the blog “Resist destructive temptations! This cannot be stressed enough. The flesh is weak.” I have to remind myself of this ” Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. … Thanks for this..

  2. Melody Hord January 26, 2022

    I must admit that I have been feeling some depression, and loneliness. I think a lot of us have. In fact, many of us are grieving. I lost someone very dear to COVID. I lost my dog of nearly 14 years to kidney failure on Dec. 15th, and she (Rocco) was a BIG light in my life.
    I know that bonding with friends and family is crucial for mental health, but since COVID, I have not been doing much of that. A couple weeks ago, my husband and I met a friend for lunch, and we sat outside. Upon leaving, our friend asked me if he could give me a hug. I told him “NO.” (I am being precautious with this coronavirus so keeping my distance.) I am pretty sure I hurt his feelings.

    Here is one way I am rewiring my brain to be more upbeat and positive: I am learning chords on the piano. I play songs and sing along. NO SAD SONGS ALLOWED! I love playing Lionel Richie! He does have a lot of sad songs, so I don’t play those. Also, I play upbeat worship music, such as “Days of Elijah”, as well as hymns, such as, “When the Roll is called up Yonder.” I am cracking up just thinking about it. Learning chords and synchronizing with words is creating joyful neural pathways that can dominate over sad ones.
    I would also like to give a BIG shoutout to Hallelujah Diet liposomal vitamin C!! I have noticed that it gives me more energy. Also, I noticed that I am less hungry when I use it, and that is a huge blessing for me. I wonder if it is improving my cells, both inside and out? Probably. I think the “Health Turnaround” kit looks great. I would suggest that a person consider adding a few items to it such as, Liposomal vitamin C, Magnesium and a nebulizer. In the nebulizer, I simply use hydrogen peroxide mixed with clean water. Thank you Hallelujah Diet for your amazing products and information!

  3. Superior words of wisdom offered in this article-OH CRUD! I Messed Up.
    One very important and personal point that captured my attention was the practice of Neuroplasticity-“the rewiring of your brain.” For me, and probably no one else out there, I have moments and issues with anger. Neurologist claim that every time you resist acting on your anger you’re actually rewiring your brain to be calmer and more loving. I have found if I recognize “trigger” points that could potentially cause me to “fire” back at someone it then allows me to begin an early resisting of that building anger so I can take hold of my feelings, smothering and pushing those feelings away and replenishing those with more positive ones. Being calm and more loving are better and more admirable traits to have anyway.
    So, shall we all sip away on Barley Max and get rewired!

  4. Neuroplasticity, rewiring the brain is good news! It is so easy to think the same negative thoughts every day.

    I’m glad the human brain can form new connections and change how its circuits are wired.

    Many of us have thinking patterns that need rerouting!

  5. It is possible to change our way of viewing things. We can overcome the unhealthy food addictions. “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” Phillipians 4:13

  6. I absolutely love this blog post, it has so much meaning and can relate to so many people. We can rewire our brains and our way of thinking through prayer and effort. It takes effort on our part to resist the temptations out in the world. Changing the way we eat can be life changing. It has so much to do with our physical and mental well being. Pray and put in the work to for better health mentally and physically. Thank you Melody for sharing your story as well.

  7. I love this post! It is so true! I love the part about resisting destructive temptation. I think that is a part we can all do better. If we know there is a weakness in a certain area avoid it at all cost. Thanks so much for all the wisdom shared.

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