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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

If It Weren't for My Fat, I Might Have Been Led Astray

For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls. 1 Peter 2:25

If it weren't for my fat, I might have been led astray. Oh, really? Before, my focus was on food and the little comfort it gave me. I turned to food when I was sad, angry, happy, distressed, worried, lonely. You got it-I turned to food to comfort me.

I was turning to food, which meant I wasn't turning to God, although I said that I loved Him dearly. My actions didn’t reflect the love that I professed for Him. When I was focused on food instead of on God for my comfort, I was impatient with my family. I wasn't the role model I should have been for them. I complained a lot and blamed everything, for how badly I felt about myself.

Since Christ has shown me that I can turn my food, body, eating, control, and stress over into His very capable hands, I feel so relieved, like a huge boulder has been taken off of my shoulders. I am more patient with my family, and food and eating don’t have control over me anymore.

If I hadn’t been fat, I might have been oblivious to the miracles that God was doing in my life. It was when God took the desire for excess food and sweets away, I was able to see God’s hand in every aspect of my life, far beyond just losing the weight, although He took care of that, too.

I am just so thankful that when I start to slip back into old self-destructive eating patterns, Christ brings me back into the fold. For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls. 1 Peter 2:25

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.

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