Weight Loss Prayer for Discouraging Thoughts

prayYou are not alone! Last week, I created a 1-question quiz to help you identify some common sabotaging beliefs that oppose weight loss.
Over 600 of you took the quiz. Here are the top 3 results as of this date:

 

  • This is too hard: 28%
  • Other: 15%
  • I messed up before so I might as well quit: 14%

 

Eye-opening isn’t it? Upon further examination of the ‘Other’ responses, most could be summarized in this one:

  • “It will always be a struggle. I always fail. I get excited, then get stuck over and over.”
The Lord can help you defeat fear and discouragement! Meditate on His promise in Mark 11:22-24 –
“So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them (Mark 11:22-24).”
 
Prayer will be your first weapon. Use it to start speaking to the mountains in your life. Speak this out loud: “My past does not equal my future!”
I recommend speaking the following weight loss prayer to help you defeat fear and discouragement. You are speaking to your weight issue, confident in the power of the Lord:
Jesus, you are worthy to be praised! When I lift You up, I am lifted up. Help me to magnify You above all toxic thinking. You magnify Your word above Your name. The greater Your word becomes, the smaller my challenges to weight loss become. I rebuke all thoughts that oppose Your word. I take them captive to Your obedience. I believe Your word that says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Your word says “I can do.” But my negative stronghold says “I can’t do.” Whose report will I believe? Your word says “all things” but my toxic thoughts say, “some things, but not this one.” Whose report will I believe? Your word says, “through Christ” but I say, “I’ll do it alone.” Whose report will I believe? Your word says, “who strengthens me” but I say, “I’m too weak.” Whose report will I believe?
 
 
This day, I believe the Lord’s report! I refuse to live in unbelief any longer. Help my unbelief. Unbelief keeps me mentally tormented. Help me Jesus to believe Your word above my thoughts and feelings.  They can deceive me and are persistent, like an overgrown brier patch. They try to keep me stuck where I am.
 
 
But I know that you designed me to prosper and be in good health as my soul prospers. Through the power of Your Holy Spirit, I can clear out these toxic brier patches and plant the good seed of your word. And my efforts will succeed because Your strength empowers me!
 
 
Help me to be diligent in keeping myself encouraged every day, Jesus. Renew my strength so that I don’t grow weary in doing well. If I mess up, I will learn from my mistakes and keep moving forward – even if I have to crawl ahead. I will get there!
 
 
I renounce the scale as my god. It is but a tool. It has no power over me, except that which I choose to give it. If I am allowing the scale to control me, then give me the courage to put it away, Jesus. Help me to pay attention to other signs that I am moving in the right direction for my health – boosted energy, increased confidence, and greater mental focus. I praise You for every sign of progress I make! You are my rock and I depend on You to lead and guide me every day. Amen.
 
Be blessed in health, healing and wholeness,

 

Kimberly Taylor

Take Back Your Temple

 

P.S. My whole life changed when I chose to believe that God has power to help me with every problem I have – including my weight problem. I dropped from a size 22 to a size 8! Faith starts with believing a word from the Lord. That’s why one of the bonuses in the Take Back Your Temple eBook is “Prayers and Promises to Take Back Your Temple”.

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In this special bonus, you get over a dozen scriptures and prayers specifically related to God’s promises for health and strength so you can gain physical, emotional, and spiritual victory every day. Check it out!

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  • Sherry Menager says:

    A few months ago the Lord spoke to my heart about speaking out loud to my ” mountain” of obesity,and calling death to that addiction in my life…then the Lord showed me i not only had a ” mountain” to speak the word of God against but that i had a whole ” mountain range” to speak against. So I began to speak death to those ungodly things in my life that needed overcoming. As I listened to the Holy Spirit he began to show me specific strongholds in my life. I called death to them and stood on the word of God that ( Mark 11:22-24) now when I hear my Lord speak I hear Him confirm my freedom from obesity, from the spirit of gluttony, and from other things from my former “mountain range” strongholds. I praise the Lord daily for my freedom and I do not forget all His benefits( psalm 103)!

  • Linda says:

    Hi Kimberly, thanks for all the hard work and effort you put into helping others succeed with their goal to loose weight. I’ve been receiving your emails and reading your articles for a long time and they’ve helped me to grow closer to God and they’ve inspired me to take better care of my health.

    Anyway, I would like to ask you a question but it’s not related to weight loss, and I hope you don’t mind that it’s not a weight loss question. In one of your articles you mentioned that you were 40 something when you were married. And I was wondering if you’ve ever considered writing articles about the challenges and joys of being married over 40 and how your faith helped you to make the transition from being single for most of your life to being married?

  • Kimberly says:

    Thanks for the article. I NEEDED this step by step prayer and Insight.

    BLESSINGS

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