Food is my drug.

Did you ever go to church, and feel like the pastor was talking directly to you during the sermon? Yeah, that happened to me today.

I kinda had a feeling that would happen. Captain Derek spoke on Galatians 5:16-18 this morning.  “So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under law.”

I’m not going to preach that whole sermon for you. But my problem has to do with the fact that I run to food to fill a void. For some people, its drugs, alcohol, porn, whatever. For me, its food. I use it as a coping mechanism. When I don’t want to FEEL whatever crap is going on in my life, I turn to food. We try to control our own lives with these things, but its not working for us! Like I said the other day, I have been able to give God control over other parts of my life, but not this part. But God has been calling me to give this up. I know it, and I’ve been ignoring it. I’ve been sinning. But I do not want to be a slave to this sin.

So I did have that talk with the man upstairs. I don’t want to “gratify the desires of [my] sinful nature” anymore. I want to live by the Spirit!

Step #1: Surrender. CHECK!

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4 Responses to Food is my drug.

  1. Kelly says:

    Wow! You made that seem easy. Surrender I mean. I know that it was not easy. Keep it up. Look at what has happened in your life already. He obviously has your best interest at heart and cares about you a bunch! Love you kiddo!

  2. Good luck!!! I need to totally get on the bandwagon here. I’m sick of being fat. Sick of feeling gross in my own skin.

    I enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for posting the link on facebook.

    Leah

  3. LoriM says:

    The thing with surrender is – it’s a daily thing – don’t you think? I guess there are different types of surrender. But I find I keep taking things back. Really agree with you here and if I can plug a great diet coach – reasonablediet.com. Check it out.

  4. mom says:

    when temptation gets powerful, and you really want that juice dripping sloppy burger, just add mustard!!! seriously: just remember, if you can’t quite do it for yourself just yet, do it for Him. do it as a requested favor for Him. always repeat the mantra: your body is a temple in which the Spirit lives. God is in you. do it for Him 🙂 every time you want the hawaiian host: repeat “my body is a temple” over and over until it sinks in. you clean your house when you have guests over…cleanse Gods temple…

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