Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living. Ro. 6:16
It took many years to finally admit to myself that I was a slave to overeating. Because it is a learned coping mechanism, there are still times when I find myself wanting to eat beyond full.
There would be times that I would hear the food call my name to come a dine with it, as if I was having a secret love affair, and the fact of the matter is I was.
I was having an affair with a false lover, and friend that made empty promises that there was no way to keep. The enemy took occasion through my own lust to enslave me to my base need. We all need food to live, but there is no life in it. Life is in the blood, (His Blood) Lev. 17:11
How do you know if you are enslaved?
Can you put it down?
How long can we fast?
Can the Lord tell you to put food down and you do it?
Who do you obey? That will tell you who's slave you are.
From, not because.
Many of us believed that when the new year of 2019 came in that a supernatural action was going to happen and POW! we would be changed, just like that.
Well, we see almost a month into the year, and if our thinking is not different, we in fact are still the same. So it is with the endless love/hate relationship with the scale.
The scale has ruled our life for so long that we have been enslaved to it, and yet we need the measurement of it in order to grow in greater respect of our personal boundary with our body.
Although we do need the scale, keeping it in the correct place is whats needed. To keep it from ruling our sense of self-worth and esteem we must understand and acknowledge where our real value comes from. Our value will always come from God, and what He says about us! That is the ultimate place. This settling place where we can rest from our labor of needing to be a certain number to fulfill some unrealistic expectation of what we think would make us happy to weigh.
Our number weight will not make us happy. Wearing a certain size won't make us happy. The only place to find true joy and happiness is in the arms of the Father, who arms will always be wide enough, to hold our hearts.
You are always giving yourself something"
Lacy Lange is a writer and Empowerment Speaker who lives in Michigan with her husband of 25 years, Roger and has two adult sons, and two grand-kids.