Imitate Me

“Brothers and Sisters, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us.” (Philippians 3:17)

Paul is of course referencing his life. Some will argue that he is speaking strictly of his spiritual life. I am not convinced that is an acceptable argument. The body, mind and spirit are all connected, each affecting the health of the other two. 

In I Cor. Paul speaks of doing all he does for the glory of the Father and to build the kingdom. He sets the example: “So I do not run uncertainly or box like one who hits only air. Instead I subdue my body and make it my slave, so that after preaching to others I myself will not be disqualified.”
(1 Corinthians 9:26–27 NET)

I was disqualifying myself by not caring for my physical body while trying grow spiritually and mentally. I am learning that I need to have a balance of spiritual, mental and physical health. 

So, will you imitate me?

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Posting Pictures

I find it odd sometimes that I am posting pictures of myself. But then, I get responses from people that don't want to post on the boards or facebook for everyone to read and those keep me doing it.
Most of the responses are positive private messages from people that have as mush to lose as I did (195 pounds) or more. They need to seed that normal people can succeed. Many times I sit at my keyboard and cry because of their hopelessness. I was there just 19 months ago. There are some people that send messages that are mean or unbelieving. If posting pictures inspires one person to keep pushing through the pain it is worth and humiliation that comes from the pictures of the "fat Randy".  It is worth the negative comments from the cynics and nay sayers. They are not worth my time or energy anyway.
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