Sooooo I was looking through old pictures the other day on Facebook and realized that SO many from high school and college picture me gorging on foods!
I ate whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted it! I would never pass up the opportunity to eat, and it was part of my humorous reputation. I was always a happy, go lucky kind of girl, but I was out of control and didn’t even know it. ZERO discipline. Driven by my stomach and sugar addiction rather than my mind. Needless to say, it was not a healthy relationship. Food was my fun, my comfort, my boredom, my fix.
FINALLY I broke up with it and found freedom from the binge, guilt, and obsession.
This really spoke to me:
Phillippians 3:18-19 “For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their end is destruction, their god is the belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.”
Was I putting my stomach before the God of the Universe? I had to realize that food is a gift. Food is fuel. Food is meant to be consumed, not to consume us. Food has been tempting people since the Garden in the beginning; But we have a God that knows our temptation, and an appetite that can only be filled with the Lordship of HIM. Nothing else satisfies when we set our minds on things ABOVE. It’s all a journey of strengthening your heart, soul, mind, and strength.
Can you look back and see any changes? Even if it’s only a few weeks of little healthy decisions, they all add up for a compound effect.