Self Image Series: God is Working on Me

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1 Corinthians 9:24-27 (ESV)

24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. 25 Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. 26 So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. 27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.



For the first day in this series, I wanted to focus on my lack of self-discipline this year.  I have let my spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being get really out of hand.  I have been so focused on caring for my family, that I just didn’t make a habit of caring for myself.  The longer I went without that care, the farther I felt from myself and from the Lord.  So this month I have chosen to focus my scripture reading on self-care.  I’d like to strengthen my self-discipline so that I might take better care of myself and my relationship with Christ!

I thought I would share my prayer with you, so that if you have been struggling in the same areas, then you can pray with me!

“Lord, I need you; I need you to teach me self-discipline.  I need your guidance in training my body, my mind, and heart because I am the your Holy Spirit’s temple.  I have let my emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being get so out of hand because of my lack of self-discipline.  Work in me Lord, so that I might train myself in your ways.  Let my heart, mind, and body reflect that of one of your disciples.  Amen”



2 Replies to “Self Image Series: God is Working on Me”

  1. Suzanne says:

    Hi beautiful! 💜 Love this! Much needed as well…I get so busy taking care of others, I neglect to care for myself…which is not what God desires. I am on this journey, too, Lydia. One day and one step at a time sweet Jesus! One thing I am doing, that I have not done in years, is spending a weekend with some awesome and inspiring Godly women…much needed for this lady right here! Can’t wait! Thanks for being vulnerable and sharing your heart and praayer. 💜💜💜 Love you!

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    • Lydia Cost says:

      Awww…Love you too, sweet friend! I especially need to get my booty in gear, so maybe we can keep each other accountable! Also I’m counting down the days till next weekend as well! I desperately need the time spent with some amazing ladies! Can’t wait!


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