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His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
2 Peter 1:3-4

Stop looking for one more person or book or formula that is going to make you lose weight or that will help you with some other stronghold. Don’t you see? Through God, we have EVERYTHING WE NEED for life and godliness. EVERYTHING! He has given us a means by which we can escape the corruption caused by our evil desires. So why do we continue to seek other methods? The fact is, methods such as constant dieting do not help us escape our evil desires; they only lead us farther into them by making us fall more in love with food or our stronghold!

God has already given you what you need for godliness. And that means GODLINESS! What great news! You can escape the corruption of this world caused by your evil desires and you can participate in God’s divine nature. Now read Second Peter 1:5-11: “For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But if anyone does not have them, he is nearsighted and blind, and has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his past sins. Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

Quit pursuing every other kind of plan or formula that you think is going to help you. You already HAVE everything you need to stop being ineffective and unproductive – so let’s be all the more eager to pursue this Godliness today!