“I Give My All”

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Whatever situation you face in life, give it your all.

Recently, I reflected on a decision I made before I got married. It was one of the smartest decisions I ever made.

Before I met my husband Mike, I was in a relationship in which I got hurt emotionally.

However in the midst of that hurt, I made a promise.

As a single woman, I promised myself that I would not make my future husband pay for what someone else did.

I would not allow the other person to rob me of future happiness. I would not close off parts of my heart to prevent it from being hurt again.

I would allow God to heal my hurt so that I could give my future husband all-access to my heart.

I promised myself that when I got married, I would give my all. No matter the consequences, I would give my all.

That is exactly what I do with Mike. He gives me his all too.

Because we give each other our all and keep our relationship with Jesus at the center of our marriage, we have a great one.

Here is how this principle applies to you: You may have been hurt from the past or other people may have hurt you in the present.

So you might be holding back from life. You might have closed off parts of yourself as emotional insulation from being hurt again.

You think it is safer to leave something in reserve.

You might have even closed off parts of yourself from God, even to the point of giving Him limited access to your heart.

Because others have hurt or disappointed you, you fear He will too.

But I am asking you to make a promise to yourself that can change your life as you practice it every day. Lay aside your fear of what may happen. Decide that whatever happens, you can handle it with God’s help.

Say these words to God in prayer: “I give You my all.”

Some days, you will have more to give than others. Some days, you will feel tired. Some days you will feel weak. Some days you might stumble or fall.

But whatever emotional state you find yourself in each day, get up and do your best with what you have – whatever that turns out to be.

Give your all.

When you hold back from life or try to hide out from it, you are robbing yourself ultimately. Imagine the regret you will feel if you reach the end of your life and know that you could have done better!

Therefore…

…let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God (Hebrews 12:1-3).”

I am grateful to God that He helped me to lay aside my fear, anger, and emotional eating habits that were holding me back from reaching my ideal weight.

When I lost the emotional weight, my physical weight normalized.

Because of my gratitude to God for what He has done for me, I give my all to the people I serve through the Take Back Your Temple program.

After all, you and I have the best role model of all in Jesus. He didn’t hold anything back from us. Neither should we hold anything back from Him.

Give your all.

Be blessed with health, healing, and wholeness,

Kimberly Taylor

Creator of the Take Back Your Temple program

P.S. When it comes to weight loss, do you often know what you should do but have a hard time doing it?

I struggled with this issue on my own weight loss journey, but I discovered that “Nothing is different until you think differently.” – Pastor James MacDonald

The value of the Take Back Your Temple program is that you will learn how to think differently through using Biblical keys to overcome obstacles. You’ll discover how to win the Spiritual and mental battle that often causes us to become inconsistent and get off-track on our weight loss journey.

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  • Winona says:

    Thank you, that came right on time this morning ❤️

  • Tracey says:

    Thank you for writing this. I have been hurt repeatedly in relationships. I am single now and focused on God however I now realize the past hurts are still affecting me and my relationship with God. God has been consistent throughout bad times but barriers built when I get hurt have to come down. I tend to draw away from God when things get tough instead of near thinking He should protect me from hurts. Thanks for sharing.

  • Taylor says:

    This came right on time!!! I’ve been hurt in relationships, but I now realize, I have to give it over to him.

  • Sharon says:

    I loved this post dear Kimberly. You are wise to have that attitude. I have been bereaved twice and then married a con man, alcoholic, who I divorced. I am proud that I am a loving person. I like to think that my experiences have made me more loving and not less loving. Love builds on itself I believe. I have a son from my con man marriage who has been pure joy to me since the day he opened his eyes. He is a talented high school student, baritone and gymnast. He went to Sunday School until he was 12 and now attends church (intermittently) We pray together and always have and hopefully always will.
    I thank God for all the love in my life and stumbling apon your very helpful blog.
    XXXXXX

  • Elaine says:

    Thank you for sharing this with us, this is very helpful.

  • Nyembezi says:

    Thanks Kim,this is just what i need.

  • Robyn Martin says:

    Thank you Kim so much for this article. The Lord used this article to put His kind, loving and gentle finger on a stumbling block in my life. Today I give all of me to Him and will practice living each day giving my all to Him and for His Glory!! Blessings!

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