The Biggest Loser
As I sit here tonight in my kitchen, I hear voices on the TV in the living room saying, "Bye, bye, mommy loves you," as a mom says bye to her children and heads back to compete in the TV series "The Biggest Loser." I like this show a lot. This reality show takes people who are struggling to find their inner selves and teaches them how to be all they can be......but it takes a lot of work, sweat, and tears to accomplish this daunting task.

In the end, the person who loses the most weight not only wins the personal satisfaction of having pushed themselves the hardest but they also win $100,000! It is amazing how different the contestants look when the show begins and when it ends. I am always sitting with my jaw dropped wide open in shock! It is truly inspiring to watch people win more than money...they win a life they have always longed for!

However, as I sit here tonight I can't help but think of the Scripture in Matthew 16 that says, "What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?"

Wow! Our society puts so much emphasis on the losing of weight and the gaining of self-esteem, but I believe that the true "biggest loser" is the person who knows that Jesus is the only way to Heaven and yet does not accept Him as their Lord and Savior. My goal as a mom is to make sure my children are NOT the biggest loser!! My goal as a Christian is to make sure I do everything I can to help everyone I meet learn how to not become the "biggest loser."

Remember, in the end our success will not be measured by what we have gained......but it will be measured by what we have not lost! Do you know where your soul is right now? Please don't lose it.


Blogger patti said...

Oh My......Oh My!!! I thank God I am where I am meant to be. It may have taken a while but I feel I am finally 'home'. Many times I have felt like "the biggest loser" although what I was losing changed over the years. I have always known Jesus having come from a Catholic family with traditional Sunday School classes and all. However, I have come to understand that knowing Him and accepting Him are very different matters indeed! My children are grown with families of their own and they are my most successful date that is. I am very blessed as a Mom....and Nana...and I love that role now as I always will. As is not unusual, my needs were low on the list of priorities when raising my kids....especially when I was doing it alone. However, at this point in my life I am determined to be the person I believe I am meant to be. So how I arrived here is a story in and of itself but with that aside, I have met people who I know have been put in my life for the right reasons and it is His plan, His reasons that I will put my faith in. Everything I've done before this day has led me here. All my work has brought me to this place where I can use all I've learned for His purpose and that feels wonderful. I am not feeling like the 'biggest loser' these days.....even though I certainly wouldn't mind losing a few pounds. But in good time that will happen......there is a plan and I believe He will guide me. So my dearest Tammy, thank you for helping me. I am thrilled to have found your blog and look forward to your future posts. I write this with love....Patti

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