So my brother is freakin blessing me right now and I'm so proud of him. Just 4 months ago he weighed 340 lbs and the doctors told him that death was around the corner if he didn't change his lifestyle. Well today he's down a 100 lbs at 240 and going strong a changed man and its amazing! I wanted to talk about this because it reminds me that we each have an area in our lives that a spiritual doctor could say, "if you don't change this way of life, death is surely coming". For some of us it may be literal death and for others its a spiritual death. I refuse to sit back and let death come to me because I'm too lazy to fight that area of my life. The bible asks us to judge ourselves harshly so that God won't have to do it himself and thats what we should do. But don't judge yourself in a negative way and beat yourself up. That does nothing for you or anyone else. Condemnation isn't of God, but conviction is. You have it in you to alter your life's course. There's nothing that the enemy has distorted in your life that has more power than you. NOTHING! Not porn, food, adultery, addiction, liars, death, disease, nothing at all can over power you if your trust is in Jesus. The fight starts in your mind. If you believe you can overcome, you will. And thats not optimism, thats faith. Believe in yourself and the purpose God has for you. His dream for your life is alive and well and our silly imperfections won't deter you from that as long as you keep running after Him. DON'T STOP! If we don't give up on Him, he'll never give up on us. I love you all so much and I believe in you.