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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Afraid I Might Become Too I-Me Focused...

For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. Luke 14:11

I was worried about this verse when God led me to start this blog. I have another blog: Bible Passages That Can Influence Your Life.  This blog site is where I post sections of the book: Bible Passages That Can Influence Your Life. After reading the Bible 16+ times, I felt led to write this book to show others examples of how I apply the Bible to my daily life. I think some people feel they can't relate to the Bible-that it's out-dated. This book gives examples of how it's not out-dated and still has relevance in our daily lives.

I was surprised when I woke up one morning and the thought that God had on my mind was that I was supposed to start another blog called: Christian Overeaters Past and Present Blog. I first thought, "Are You really sure You want me to start another blog, God? Won't I be overwhelmed? Wouldn't You rather I continue to focus on the Bible Passages Blog- balance in all things, God? Don't You think I will be spreading myself to thin, God? Do You think that writing about how You took my overeating, my weight, control, and stress away will go to my head by working a wedge in my relationship with You, God?"

It might seem silly that I was worried about this, but I was. I was afraid that writing a blog about what God has done in my life might make me too I-Me Focused. God has played such a major role in my life, I didn't want to let anything work a wedge in my relationship with Him. Sure, I didn't want to gain the 80+ pounds back that God allowed me to lose over 30 years ago, but it was more than that. More than concern about any weight gain, I didn't want to lose the peace that God alone can give. He has gotten me through so much, has healed so many of my insecurities, and He leads me in directions I wouldn't have attempted without God's guidance.

Despite the fears that I mentioned above, more importantly, I have to trust God. Would God want me to do something that is going to lead me to stray from Him? I don't think so! I just have to trust God to take care of my ego and to be willing to do what He wants. It's really not about me. Gods wants others to know what miracles He can do in our daily lives with our eating, weight, stress, control, and so many other issues. For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. Luke 14:11

Since this is an example of the positive influence God has made on my overeating, this may not reflect the whole meaning of the Bible verse.

These Are Other Blogs I Felt Led to Write:

Recovering From An Eating Disorder/I Am Enough-Recovering from Anorexia 
By: Harriet, BuzzFeedYellow via You Tube

I have decided to include Weight Loss Tip Videos instead of the Healthy Tips I have been doing prior to this to provide a wide variety of tips for weight loss. See Disclaimer. I, personally, lost the weight through prayer and good nutrition, and do not promote any weight loss gimmicks. 

Disclaimer: Please consult a physician and be prayerful before considering any of the tips presented in these Weight Loss Tips Videos or their ads. I am not responsible for the content of the videos or their ads. Debra Seiling

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