Are you familiar with the AA saying of “one day at a time”? There is a lot of wisdom packed into those few words.
The truth is undeniable: TODAY IS ALL WE HAVE. TODAY WILL SHAPE OUR TOMORROW AND AS A RESULT, OUR FUTURE. But let’s face it, dealing with TODAY is not easy. It’s easier to spend planning today and shopping for that “perfect plan” or “perfect diet” than to CHANGE TODAY.
So that said, let me get to the more important matter of “HOW ??????? How do you change TODAY?”
Let’s first of all look at your today:
- Are you thinking about how and where you can get your hands on diet pills (even some “natural” pills?)
- Are you desperately looking online for a new diet that WORKS?
- Are you watching hours of TV while crying and eating at the same time to not think about this anymore?
- Are you wondering again if God cares and if you’ll ever be free?
- Are you binging and hiding in your house again, afraid that people will see how much weight you’ve gained?
- Are you finding yourself in a cycle of binging, purging, and hating yourself again?
- Are you afraid to write on the forum or email me because you feel like you’ve failed yourself and me again?
LET ME SHOUT THIS FROM THE ROOFTOPS: YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!!
There are so many ladies from around the world, some of them living around you, that feel the same. Some of the brave ones write to me or on the forum, but most of them are hiding, too ashamed to show their faces, let alone live their lives.
But don’t give up yet, there are also many ladies living around you who have had ONE SOBER DAY! These girls are coming out of hiding. Even after one day, they feel as if they can breathe again. They are laughing again. They stopped fighting with their husbands. They can tend to their children again. They’ve rearranged their closets and gave themselves a pedicure. They have gone back to church. They are spending time with God and friends, and they feel HOPE for the first time in decades…
YOU TOO CAN HAVE THAT FIRST “SOBER” DAY, AND THE NEXT ONE, AND THE NEXT ONE… UNTIL YOU WALK FREE FROM THIS DEVASTATING STRUGGLE WITH FOOD.
What is a “sober” day?
It’s not rocket science really. It most certainly has nothing to do with complicated diets and hours of planning. It’s simply a day where you eat enough food every time you’re hungry, but only food that you will NEVER dream of binging on. If you have 21 of those days stacked on top of each other, your body will not be craving the binge food (usually food high in sugar, fat and white flour) and your need to binge will have diminished.
How do you have ONE SOBER DAY?
Call out to Jesus! There’s no other way! You can’t do it on your own! Without God’s help, it’s just another diet, and another failed attempt to control your weight. But when He helps you, YOU KNOW IT’S A MIRACLE!! You know it has nothing to do with some “magic diet,” and you are not afraid that it might not last… because it’s not up to you anyway.
I know I make it sound so easy but it’s not. However, when I feel sorry for myself for having to deal with this struggle, I remember all the other “addicts” out there. Why do alcoholics, drug addicts and even people addicted to pornography get the message so much clearer? – I CAN’T CHANGE MYSELF; I NEED JESUS.
Many people have to cry out to God to help them not take another drink or smoke another cigarette, surely I can cry out for the Holy Spirit’s help to not open that first bag of chips that will send me into a mindless spiral of binging.
WE ARE NOT ALONE, AND THE SAME POWER THAT RAISED JESUS FROM THE DEAD IS AVAILABLE TO ALL OF US!!
- Start believing today for that FIRST SOBER DAY!
- Start calling out to God for that FIRST SOBER DAY!
- Wake up every morning and expect that FIRST SOBER DAY!
God doesn’t love me, or any addict who found freedom, more than He loves you! He wants to set you free.
Your sister in the struggle and the faith
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