Hebrews 13:4 I’ve always struggled with my weight. A few years ago, in frustration, I had told someone it was impossible for me to lose any weight and that I was destined to be heavy. A little while after that, I started tracking what I ate with an app on my phone. When I started punching in the typical meals I ate either at home or out at a restaurant, I was shocked at how many calories I was actually eating. Let’s just say that a typically meal for me at Taco Bell that day was about two days worth a calories I should have been eating! I realized that destiny wasn’t keeping me overweight, it was the things I was doing without even realizing it that were sabotaging me. Many of us are looking at certain areas of our life, and we can’t figure out why we’re getting the results we’re getting. We wonder why our marriage is in the toilet, our work life stinks, or why all of our friends seem to have abandoned us. We blame other people for our predicament without realizing that it’s probably the things we are doing that are causing the results we are experiencing. Some of us need to take a long hard look at our lives and evaluate whether or not we are sabotaging ourselves by doing stupid things over and over. No where is this more evident than in marriage. God tells us that marriage is one of the most important covenants on the planet. It’s to be honored above all else. However, many marriages are struggling and even falling apart. Those couples look around and blame their troubles on everyone and everything else without taking a look at themselves and seeing if they are sabotaging their own relationships with the things they are doing. Whether it’s your marriage or some other area of your life, if you’re struggling right now, make sure you’re not the one who is sabotaging yourself with your bad actions. // TWO-A-DAYS // GO A LITTLE FARTHER WITH YOUR DAILY DEVOTIONS // Go through these questions with your spouse, kids, or friend, or you can even journal about the answers to these questions:

  1. What was the best part of your day?
  2. What was the toughest part of your day?
  3. Where did you mess up today?
  4. Where did you see God today?
Reflect: When do you think you’re the most vulnerable to temptation? Why do you think that’s so? Pray: Spend a few minutes this morning praying specifically for your spouse if you’re married or your future spouse if you’re not married but want to be one day. If you don’t plan on getting married, ask God to help you be an encouragement to others in your life. ]]>