A New Creation! What’s Different?

A New Creation! What’s Different?

John 330

Hey guys!

Ugh.

Every so often, God reveals just enough of my sin to make me physically ill. Ugh.

But I am thankful!

Because the Lord disciplines those He loves, and He chastens everyone He accepts as His son.  Hebrews 12:6

So I rejoice! But ugh, just ugh. And I can’t imagine what would happen if He revealed all of my sin to me at once.

I posted an update on Facebook yesterday of how I will be continuing on in Beachbody. Here is the post,

Hey Peaches!
I just want to do an update as to where I’ve been.
As you know, I am a Beachbody coach. I absolutely LOVE coaching and am so thankful for the joy that it brings me. If you have been following me for any length of time you know that fitness and healthy eating is not only a passion of mine but I also dealt with anorexia and bulimia for 17 years and at this point in my journey can easily walk with someone struggling to find their way to a healthy lifestyle. 
When I became a coach, I knew that God had set this in front of me because it was seemed like it was made just for my skill set! I had also prayed Proverbs 31 to God many times and this seemed to be the answer to the “industrious woman” part of those verses.
So what happened is that God answered my prayers and set me right up in Beachbody! Thank you God! What happened after that is that I realized the potential to make A LOT of money in this business. I have the skill set, why not go for it?! So I set my business hours and got to work. I set my huge goal and prayed for God to bless it and I was off. Soon after, I was absolutely bombarded with horrible, all-consuming, paralyzing fear. Like, we are talking physical trembling and being unable to eat. And I love eating! Lol! I was confused and shocked. This was not at all what I was expecting. I can’t even explain it all but what I can explain is that it occurred to me that when we are paralyzed we are forced to sit with the Lord. This is what needed to happen. The thing is, I am here to serve the Lord, He is not here to serve me! Everything is for His glory not my glory! Haggai 1:7 says, “This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘Give careful thought to your ways.'”
I have seen this verse so many times the past several weeks and I felt like it was smacking me in the face every time. What am I doing? Helping others? Or helping myself? What did God give me to do? Walk with people through their journey.
So moving forward, things will be different.
What I do is a great deal for the client. It really is. A challenge pack $160, it’s Shakeology and your workouts. To get healthy, you need good nutrition and your need to exercise. There it is. For no other charge, I help you one-on-one with everything you need and need to know for as long as you need me to help you reach your health goal.
Because I do this, I can only take so many clients at one time. I am full at the moment, but when I have a spot open I will do an invite on social media to invite anyone in need.
Thanks so much for following along everyone! I hope you all are well and if you aren’t, maybe we will speak in the future.
Blessings,
Angela

In Christ, we are a new creation!

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come. The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17

Praise the Lord! When we are saved, we are made new! And if you are sensitive to sin, you know that you have truly been made new.

So in the life of a “new creation” there comes times when you are hit with realizations that what you are doing is not “new creation” work. For me, one thing that is not new creation work in my life is self glory.

I absolutely HATE the humble brag. Hate it. If you don’t know what humble bragging is, you are better than me. It is when someone brags about themselves and tries to disguise it in humility. It flies all over me whenever I hear it. And this most likely because it hits a nerve in me. In my 20’s, I had a lot of jobs that required me to be really beautiful to work there. Humble brag! Haha! Well, let’s just squash the humble brag right now. The reason I had these jobs was because I had a ravenous hunger in me to be told I was beautiful. I was jaded from being told I was ugly and fat in my childhood and teen years and fully believed the lie that I was worth nothing unless I was visually pleasing to the eyes around me.

I wrote all about my lessons through hardship in my three part blog series, Discipline Training. But the truth is that a lot of these hardships stemmed from me believing the stupid lie that my worth was based on how many people I could get to tell me how great I was! These “hot bod” jobs. I did not fall into these jobs. I did not need to work at these specific places in order to make ends meet. Nope, I sought out these jobs because to me, if I got hired that meant I was one of the beautiful girls. In all honesty, I couldn’t have cared less if I made any money at all at those places. I just wanted to be glorified. The more money I made meant that I was in higher demand. People wanted ME. I lived for praise. And if you read my story, you know that I was dying for praise.

Ugh. So hot.

I am disgusted when I think of this, and people it is ok to be disgusted by yourself sometimes. I thank God for His mercy! Because I am a fool! Left to my own, that is me. I love to be glorified. Praise Jesus our savior for dying for us, so that we can die to things like this and be made new in Him!

So now, what is different? I say all the time that I love to blog and to coach. Why? So that I can be praised? So that you can see me and want to be like me? What is the truth of this situation?

He must become greater; I must become less. John 3:30