Sooooooo in the last several years of my life i've come up with a morning routine of daily weighing myself in on the scale! People have all their methods and opinions on this, do it weekly or monthly, don't do it daily because it will mess with your emotions the whole day, buuuuuuuut for me personally, I NEED MY MORNING REALITY CHECK!!!
I remember hearing some newly weds saying that they both had come home from their honeymoon and were in such a bliss, then one of them went to put something on and it didn't fit, they stepped on the scale and both of them had gained 30-50 pounds within months. They laughed about it and said they just hadn't even realized the weight was coming on because they were just enjoying life. Or how about you think you look soooooooo great, then you see a picture of yourself and your like, WAIT, who is that??? In your mind you saw yourself looking better than you actually do---that's USUALLY ME!!! ;)
That's WHY I weigh in daily!!! I'm an emotionally strong enough person to be able to look at those digits on the scale, then look myself in the eye in the mirror and either say, GOOD JOB or GET TO WORK GIRRRRRRRL!!!! Holding myself accountable every morning keeps me from gaining a ton of weight!!! Especially with someone like me, who has a good self-image, I NEED a morning reality check to keep my weight from getting out of control!!!
Just like physically we may need a reality check, we NEED SPIRITUAL reality checks daily as well. That is part of WHY we need to have our own personal daily devotional. Prayer and the Bible reading is our daily reality check!!!
_How's my spirit?
_How's my attitude?
_ Am I being kind?
-_How's my tongue?
"A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger." Proverbs 15:1-Its ok to say how you feel, buuuuuut can you say it nicely, with a soft tongue instead a sharp tongue?
_What things am I dwelling on?"
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." (Phillipians 4:8)
_What am I thinking about?-Filtering our thoughts through (Philipians 4:8)
_ How am I treating people in and out of church? - "By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another." (John 13:35) -not only are we being a witness by loving each other, we're also all going to heaven together sooooooo we may as well get along!!!
_Am I putting the things of God first in my life?
If we have these daily reality checks in our lives, theres no way we're just going to wake up one day half backslidden and not sure how to get back! How are your reality checks doing??? Get on the scale and look in the mirror!!! WHAT DO YOU SEE???
" For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth , he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed." (James 1:23)
♥Mary Frances :)