James 4:1-2 1 What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? 2 You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God.

Getting thin is the goal.

Not being able to reach the goal because we can’t seem to get a handle on our food frustrates us.

In response, we pray for help.

When we feel like we see no help coming from God, we get angry. We question God.

Sound familiar?

James 4:1-2 reminds us that anger stems from feelings of not getting our way. When we believe we do not have the things we feel we should have, we let anger take over. We get bitter. We fight.

 “What causes fight and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you?”

We believe that we are supposed to look a certain way because that is what the world has told us.

Have you ever stopped to wonder if your desire to lose weight, to have the “perfect” body was based not off what God has told you but off your belief in what the world has told you?

“You do not have because you do not ask.”

God is not a genie.

He does not just magically appear when we need some human desire to be fulfilled. He is not some thing we keep in a jar that answers our demands whenever we beckon Him.

God will only answer out prayers if they are inline with His word.

Sometimes, we can be so brain-washed by the world’s messages to us that we misconstrue what is true and what is false. What is worshipping God and what is worshipping an idol.

You may think that looking a certain way in your body is part of God’s plan for you life. However, if you are  are not getting the response you desire to your prayers you may not be asking for the right things.

The right things are not always the things we think we should have.

Remember, Satan is a lair. His job is to confuse us. In order to get out of that confusion, we must pray for God to open our eyes and to seek what He instructs in His word. We must trust to have peace.

Rather than allow anger to infest you and frustration confuse you, reflect with faith on what it is you are asking God to bless you with.

Ask Him what His will is for your body. Ask Him what His will is for your eating. Ask Him how to follow Him in a way that glorifies Him….not you.

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