Forgiving Yourself • Simple Nourished Living

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Losing weight is a body, mind and spirit proposition. Eating right and moving more are important which is why you will find tons of easy, healthy recipes and weight loss tips. The mind and spirit are integral too which is why I collect and share motivational quotes. Words have power. A steady supply of inspiring words are also essential to my success. 

I love devotionals. I’ve been reading them daily for years. I’ve decided to begin sharing a weekly devotional specific to weight loss. I’ve found it helpful to read and re-read it every day of the week, until I have it committed to memory. The positive words soak into every part of my being refreshing me and giving me strength.

Don’t let past failures leave you hopeless about future successes. What you have been is not important. All that matters is what you are becoming. May reading this inspiring devotional help you with the powerful act of forgiving yourself. 

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My Weekly Weight Loss Devotional: Forgiving Yourself

Letting God’s love guide me, I forgive myself and begin a fresh start.

An important goal for me right now is to let go of the past and go on with my life. And one thing that will help me do this is to forgive myself for any past action that may have kept me from expressing my true self, my divine nature. 

I know that by forgiving myself, I am doing what is essential for me to do in order to make progress in life. The still, small voice of God’s spirit within tells me that by forgiving myself, I will begin to heal past hurts and make a fresh start. 

Quiet times of prayer help me do this, for in prayer I connect–at a deep soul level–with the infinite love of God. God’s love is powerful, yet gentle, and it guides me in seeing myself as God sees me–with love and compassion. I gently remind myself to leave past decisions where they belong–in the past. Letting God’s love guide me, I make wise choices. 

“Whenever you stand praying, forgive.” ~Mark 11:25

Source: The Daily Word for Weight Loss (affiliate link)

More Quotes about The Power of Forgiveness

“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” ~ Steve Maraboli

“True forgiveness is when you can say, “Thank you for that experience.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

“I think that if God forgives us we must forgive ourselves. Otherwise, it is almost like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than Him.” ~ C.S. Lewis

“When you forgive, you love. And when you love, God’s light shines upon you.” ~ Jon Krakauer

“The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.” ~ Marianne Williamson

Martha McKinnonMartha is the founder and main content writer for Simple-Nourished-Living.

A longtime lifetime WW at goal, she is committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life and helping others do the same.

She is the author of the Smart Start 28-Day Weight Loss Challenge.

A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she’s not experimenting in the kitchen, you’re likely to find Martha on her yoga mat.

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