Changing From the Inside Out

on April 24, 2007

“The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in . . . The world would mold men by changing their environment. Christ changes men, who then change their environment. The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature.” — Ezra Taft Benson

I rejoined Weight Watchers today. I’ve been spending the last few months working on changing the “inside” of myself. I’ve been learning to change the way I think about myself and some of the behaviors that in the past have hindered not only my physical health, but my mental health as well. Through the process I’ve continued to work on healthy eating and exercise, but now it’s time to add an additional element of accountability. Weight Watchers feels like the right place to do this for me.

A few weeks ago, the Lord taught me an important lesson. I was at the Time Out For Women in Orlando. Everything went wrong on the this trip. Flights were delayed and some rerouted. The presenters lost their luggage, and I made enough trips to the Orlando airport that I think I could find it in my sleep. Come to think of it — one time I may have actually drove there in my sleep going to retrieve the presenters luggage early early in the morning. The entire weekend I continued to pray for miracles. The event was Spirit filled and came together. The miracles did come and it was another reassurance that the Lord truly does answer prayers. When I finally arrived home I was completely exhausted – physically, mentally, and spiritually. As I knelt down to thank Heavenly Father for the many little miracles I lamented that I sure was exhausted for those miracles. It was like a light turned on in my head and the sweet voice of the Spirit said softly to my heart “some miracles take a lot of work.”

I am capable of changing my body and thinking. I have delt with a myriad of issues with food in the past. I know that this change will, in fact, take miracle for the Lord to work a “mighty change of heart”. And as the Lord has already taught me — this miracle will take a lot work.

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One response to “Changing From the Inside Out

  1. Erin says:

    You can do it DeAnn! I love you, inside AND out.

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