Another Starfish Saved
Three decades ago when I started my journey helping clients, I thought the mission was to help them to lose weight… My approach was unique, because it was customized to the client and targeted only the unwanted fat and managed their hormonal responses… The results were amazing, but inside I knew there was so much more God wanted to see happen… God wanted to see people healed of obesity… The American Medical Association classified obesity as a disease so if you’re obese you are sick…
Each day I go to work, blessed to believe I am an instrument in the Mighty Hand of God. At times to the world it might look like my efforts are not making much of a difference. But my best friend the Lord is always there to encourage me, even though it’s happening one person at time, it does make all the difference to Him.
As I was writing the story of the little girl and the starfish came to mind. If you don’t know the story this is how it goes.
A young girl was walking along a beach upon which thousands of starfish had been washed up during a terrible storm. When she came to each starfish, she would pick it up, and throw it back into the ocean. People watched her with amusement.
She had been doing this for some time when a man approached her and said, “Little girl, why are you doing this? Look at this beach! You can’t save all these starfish. You can’t begin to make a difference!”
The girl seemed crushed, suddenly deflated. But after a few moments, she bent down, picked up another starfish, and hurled it as far as she could into the ocean. Then she looked up at the man and replied, “Well, I made a difference to that one!”
I must say, I can relate to the little girl, because I know a BIG GOD. In our country there has been a great storm and many have been washed up on the beach of obesity. No matter how large the number, I know they can all be healed.
Let me introduce you to David Putt. When Coach met David he had been washed up on the obesity beach at 232 lb. I set a goal for David to be at his ideal weight of 187 lb. Coach is happy to report David lost 46 lb. of fat and left my office for the last time today at 186 lb. and healed of obesity. A big smile came to Coach’s face another starfish healed. God bless… Coach