I’m guilty. So very guilty of using food as my drug of choice. To have a party in my mouth, as Dr Phil puts it. But worst of all, and I hate admitting this but I’m going there, to hurt myself. To destroy in a way that is somewhat acceptable socially. It’s slow, deliberate suicide. And I’m not sure I can beat it. That freaks me out. What if I can’t stop it?
Can you relate? I’m deviating from the study a bit today to be totally real with you. I’m diving into this study because I desperately need it. I’m a great encourager. I can cheer you on and find motivational things to post and say. What I need for myself, is a community to help push me to do it too!
I know my addiction to food is dangerous. I know it. Deep down in the core of my being. It rakes it’s steely nails over my soul and taunts me. You can’t do it! Yes, chocolate does taste better than skinny feels. You’ll just gain the weight back. You’ll just quit anyway.
Does this sound at all familiar? Tell me I’m not alone.
If I had cancer, I would seek out the best possible treatment to save my life. If I get a bee sting, I treat the wound. Need surgery, find a local surgeon. Got fat? Keep on ignoring it. Until…
Are we waiting for that until moment? Until we have the heart attack? Until our children are grown and it’s too late to get out and run around with them? Until type 2 diabetes robs us of our feet or we have to start relying on insulin?
When is the until? When is enough, enough? When do we stop committing slow suicide and grasp for the Maker who can make us whole?
Is this book the solution? The end all? No. It’s not. Let’s be honest. But this book puts our focus back on the one who knows our struggles and created our beings.
Is it going to be easy? Are we all destined to win? I doubt it will be easy. In fact, each of us knows it’s going to be a hard battle. We can win this. Each of us. When we learn to focus not on when our next hit of chocolate is going to be and instead fall to His feet and beg Him to fill us with Him instead of food. We win. We win. every single. time.
Victory is ours, ladies! It is. The perspective will come. We need each other. To encourage. To pray together. To conquer.
You wouldn’t knowingly let a friend commit suicide. Don’t do that to yourself. Come along on this journey. Unhitch yourself from the liar and let’s get this show on the road.
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1
- Get honest. Share with others why you are embarking on this journey. To encourage someone else. For accountability. For Freedom. Leave a comment below. What’s your reaction to what I said today?
Today’s Fitness Tip:
- Stand up! In the fitness world, we know that form follows function. Move your work area to a standing station, and after a couple weeks of adaption, your hips will be more open, your shoulders less rounded, and your core stronger and flatter! ~ Women’s Fitness Specialist, Bethany Learn of Fit 2 B Studio
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