I was so touched by the kind response to my ‘God Inspired Healthy Eating’ blog post, that I thought I would continue a bit of my weight loss story.
God definitely helped me lose the weight, because I had no self-control when it came to food. I remember being at a friend’s house and she had chocolate in a draw, she offered me some and I remember thinking, “how can you let chocolate sit in your draw? I would have eaten it in one sitting.” Or, pancake day (is that exclusive to Britain?). My Dad had to beg me to stop having too many pancakes.
Overeating was a huge weakness for me. “For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:10b. In my weakness God gave me strength and determination to lose the weight.
In Galatians 5:23, one of the fruits of the spirit that is stated is “Self-control”. It was not good that I gauged myself on food, but how would I stop? God wants me to have self-control, I knew He wanted me to over come this weakness. So I continued to pray.
Then one day after praying I found I had a God given determination, I thought “I am going to do this” and I told my sister Susan and she was excited for me and she knew from the way that I spoke that I was going to do this.
I have had to educate myself in food. Everyone is different, but food is a huge issue for everyone. When getting healthy, I researched food and tried different plans to maintain my new weight. It is a learning curve for everyone.
Our Heavenly Father loves us and being in a relationship with him means “praying without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). My Mum has always taught me to pray about EVERYTHING. God cares about the little things and the big. He’s helped me work through a huge weakness of mine and workout how to eat well. And, he cares for each and everyone of you too.