Episode 47–Plot Twist

Plot Twist

The last several days I’ve been working on developing my new Breaking Strongholds course. It’s interesting going back through my journey and seeing the crazy things I believed and did. It’s sort of like my life is a movie and I’m watching it play out and rooting for myself to make the right choices knowing time and time again I didn’t. 

Then, I watch how God throws in a plot twist which takes my story in an entirely different direction. I’m grateful for His plot twists. Without them I know I’d be dead today. I made so many bad decisions in my life I’m surprised God ever got through to me.

Romans 8:28 TPT says, “We are convinced that every detail of our lives is continually woven together to fit into God’s perfect plan of bringing good into our lives, for we are his lovers who have been called to fulfill his designed purpose.” 

My lifeline verse is 2 Cor. 12:9-10 AMP. It’s God talking to Paul. God said, “My grace is sufficient for you, My lovingkindness and My mercy are more than enough—always available—regardless of the situation; for My power is being perfected and is completed and shows itself most effectively in your weakness.”

Then this is Paul’s response back to God. “Therefore, I will all the more gladly boast in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may completely enfold me and may dwell in me.  So I am well pleased with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, and with difficulties, for the sake of Christ; for when I am weak in human strength, then I am strong truly able, truly powerful, truly drawing from God’s strength.”

God clearly showed me that admitting my weakness and allowing Him to take over is when I can get things done. It’s when I rely totally on His strength. The more I do that, the more my own strength and trust builds in Him.

God has been weaving together my story for a long time now. I felt there were way too many dark times when I made such idiotically dumb decisions that I didn’t even see how He could turn it around. But if there’s one thing I learned on my journey, it’s that He and He alone is God. He knows how to take my failures and redeem them to help me continue to go forward towards the destiny He has always had planned for me.

He knows how to throw in a good plot twist.

The first lesson in my Breaking Strongholds course releases in Overcomers Academy Sept. 24. If you feel like your story needs a plot twist to get you to where God wants you to go, this course is exactly what you need.

Overcomers Academy Link: https://TeresaShieldsParker.com/Overcomers-Christian-Weight-Loss-Academy/.

Teresa Shields Parker
Teresa Shields Parker is a Christian weight loss author, coach, podcaster and speaker, who has lost more than 250 pounds and kept it off since 2013.

Her books include: "Sweet Grace: How I Lost 250 Pounds and Stopped Trying to Earn God's Favor"; "Sweet Surrender: Breaking Strongholds"; "Sweet Journey to Transformation: Practical Steps to Lose Weight and Live Healthy"; "Sweet Freedom: Losing Weight and Keeping It Off With God's Help": "Sweet Change: True Stories of Transformation"; and "Sweet Hunger: Developing an Appetite for God".

She also offers Overcomers Christian Weight Loss Academy and VIP one-on-one coaching program, more information on both is available under the weight loss tab. Don't miss her weekly podcast, Sweet Grace for Your Journey, where she shares tips from her personal journey of losing weight and discovering healthy living. Find that under the podcast tab and anywhere you find podcasts.