MOTIVATION & EMPOWERMENT
Written by Slawomir (“Swavak”) Gromadzki, MPH
Assuming that, like me in the past, you also may be addicted to different bad habits, enjoy your long-cultivated unhealthy lifestyle, and that at the same time you may not possess strong will power, I realise that it would be very difficult and in some cases even impossible for you to implement the principles I included in the Health Recovery Plan. For this reason I decided to share with you the following principles that will greatly increase your moral strength and abilities to do what is right:
– Read the most beautiful message about God’s amazing love and gift of salvation: Gospel of freedom >
– Talk with God every day surrendering your life to Him and asking for His Spirit to control your mind, natural tendencies, feelings and emotions. Ask Him to fill you with peace and power to overcome addictions, bad habits and fears. When you ask be positive, believe and thank God for giving you His strength even though you can’t see any results yet. You can thank God in advance because He loves you and because He gave you His word in the Bible and always keeps His promises. In addition, if you ask for God’s blessing He will increase the effectiveness of your improved diet and lifestyle and the use of other approved by Him remedies.
The same principle is given us by Apostle Paul in the Bible: “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1Thessalonians 5:16-18, NIV); “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4004:6-7, NIV)
– Read the Bible every day starting from the Gospel of John and other gospels. Before you open the Word of God ask Him for His Spirit to give you understanding and power to implement the truths found there. Remember that the Bible unlike other books does not only talk about power but it is the Word of God and the Power of God’s Spirit who inspired those who wrote it will also influence and empower you if you believe and study it with humble attitude and with all your heart. If you talk with God and read His Word every day the Spirit of God will be gradually changing and empowering you. Just be patient and never give up even if during this process you lose a battle from time to time.
– If you haven’t yet experienced the “new birth” read or listen to the beautiful and powerful small book Steps to Christ by Ellen G. White. You can download it from the internet in written and audio format. Carefully go through every chapter with understanding and faith allowing the truth to lead you through the process of conversion. If you implement that knowledge with true faith, humble attitude and fervent prayers you will be “born from the Spirit”. It means that from that time on God’s Spirit will be dwelling in you giving you more and more strength, peace, joy, wisdom and unselfish love and will help you to cope with your old bad habits. You will still have the old nature and tendencies but from the moment of your conversion you will have access to the power that greatly exceeds your own moral strength and the power of evil tendencies and bad habits. But the final success depends on your willingness to spend time with God every day and on your faith.
Because from my own experience I know and remember how difficult it was, in my case, to change my eating habits and give up on junk food and stimulants using my own pathetic at that time will power, I again recommend to you reading or listening to the book “Steps to Christ“, “Ministry of Healing”, “Great Controversy”, “Desire of Ages“, as well as other excellent books by Ellen G White which will also very effectively encourage you to study the Bible. If you carefully study all the information presented there and follow the steps, you will not only become victorious but will actually experience an inward transformation which will enable you to enjoy your new lifestyle (including healthy unrefined plant-based diet or regular physical activity).
In addition, you can also listen or watch many powerfull and inspiring sermons, Bible studies, and personal testimonies available online. Below I included links to my favourite ones:
Paul Volk (video): Many amazing touching experiences. Hope you don’t mind he is translated into German. In the beginning for a few minutes you won’t hear his voice.
Prof Walter Veith (video): Dr. Walter Veith’s incredible convertion story from an atheistic evolutionist to a creationist. Professor Veith is an internationally renowned speaker and author who received training as a Zoologist and Comparative Physiologist at the mainstream University of Cape Town in South Africa. As former evolutionist, and having taught evolution for many years, Professor Veith’s life changing testimony is an amazing witness that touches hearts and minds as he candidly shares his story of God’s leading.