Tune the Temple is a different method than the typical weight loss strategy.
Why and How is Tune the Temple different?
Because dieting just didn’t help me lose weight and keep it off forever, I had to find a different way! If dieting had worked, I would have dieted once and been on my merry way, thin and free from eating and weight struggles for the rest of my life. However – that is NOT what happened! The more I dieted, hopeful that the next time around would be the successful time, the more I became attached to food in an unhealthy way. And the more discouraged I became as I gained all that weight back after all my intense efforts, depriving myself while following the diet.
Willpower – another problem!
Willpower works for a season, but eventually you run out of it when tackling such a big problem as weight and excess eating. I believe this is because of the addictive nature of depending on food for so much more than nutrition. If you have no emotional or spiritual dependence on food, than willpower may be all you need. But this is uncommon in the clients I have worked with. Many people have become quite attached to food, and willpower simply isn’t enough.
The Lord spoke a powerful word to me this morning about Tune the Temple and what I have to offer people through this ministry. The foundation of this ministry is God’s love and His Grace, relationship with and dependence upon Him. People who struggle with their weight often experience a ton of self-loathing and guilt, hating what they see in the mirror and despising their weak will. But God! God loves you anyway and as a Jesus-follower, you are totally accepted in Christ and God is for you. Extra weight and all. God is not angry with you but showers you with His love continually. Soak it up!
Grace is God’s unmerited favor over your life. It is totally a free gift and this favor gives you a right standing before God, based on Jesus’ performance not your own. You can’t lose this right standing, even when you mess up, even if you are carrying extra weight, even if your eating is out of control – if you didn’t earn it by your behavior, you can’t lose it by your behavior either. Isn’t that the best news?! God wants to empower you by His grace from within, by His Spirit who resides in you, and that includes basking in this acceptance and realizing you are okay with God.
Losing Weight the Grace-Way
You can indeed relearn to listen to your body signals as you become an expert at tuning into the Spirit and tuning into your body. You can lose weight in a livable way of following your God-designed hunger signals, a way that is not temporary nor results in eating differently after you lose the weight – so your weight loss is maintained! You can lose weight as you depend up on the Lord to strengthen you to resist extra food and empower you to make wise decisions. You are not alone in this journey at all… and moment by moment He is here with you to walk with you, enjoying sharing this with you.
And without faith it is impossible to please God.
Hebrews 11:6 NIV
Grace-Way also includes walking by faith. It is faith that most pleases God – faith in His love and acceptance, faith in His Presence, faith in the finished work of Jesus on the cross, faith in the fact that your freedom from weight struggles was already purchased for you on the cross and is simply waiting to be manifested in your life.
The Grace-Way Sure Beats Dieting!
If you would like help losing weight the Tune the Temple Grace-Way, please consider joining our Online Class that teaches you about these principles – with the goal of helping you find lasting freedom from weight struggles and the return of peace to your life!