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You are His Crown



Have you ever thought about the fact that you are Jesus’ crown?

If you are a born-again believer, you belong to the Almighty. Which makes you His. In the Bible it says,

“A man who endures trials is blessed, because when he passes the test he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.”
-James 1:12


I must confess.

A lot has changed in the past year. So much so that the girl in the mirror doesn’t even look like the girl that I saw this time last year. In fact, I don’t even want to look at the girl I am today.

I have to confess I have been slacking. My relationship with Christ has been on the back burner of my life for a couple of weeks. Maybe even a couple of months. 

I have let myself be led to agree with the lies in my head about my self-image and about my walk with the Lord. Because I have been slacking spiritually, I believe that my body isn’t is as healthy as it could be either. 


The lowest my weight loss journey was 108 lb. 


 
And to be honest, I thought I was still big.



People told me I was too skinny at 113 and I wanted to be smaller. I wanted to keep losing but I had to stop. Eventually, after several months I overcame the hate for food. And then I was normal again at 120-125lb! 



I started my normal cycle and was actually content with myself. But the habits of the old Anna started trickling back in. I allowed sin to be welcome again. I didn’t realize I had let it go this far, but I have actually gained back most of the weight I had before within a couple of months.

It’s so easy to compromise. 

“Before you know it you won’t recognize yourself anymore.”

I have to admit that I am not a perfect person. If I was then God would have no purpose for me. Because the only perfect person is Christ and He has already completed all that we need. 

I just wanted to share that with you and honestly confess. I would be lying if I don’t feel relieved that I do have a normal cycle and that I can enjoy food again. 
Also, I wanted to say that the number on the scale is nothing compared to your worth. So if you’re in the same lane I am in all this – you’re not alone. 

 

Christ didn’t say that every day would be easy. He actually said the opposite. You have to get back up and work for it. Even though you will be in constant battle remember that you are already a conqueror through Him. 

Christ wore a crown of thorns as He died in our place. We have the chance to win a crown to give to Him at the end of this race. 
He will wear us as His crown of glory! Just imagine.

Oh, if that doesn’t make you want to jump up and down I don’t know what will. 

Join me, my friends, and let’s run this race that is set before us with a perseverance that is unwavering and steady even on a stormy sea. This life is your crown now but it will be His once we pass the finishing line. 


So what will you have to give?

 

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