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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Stuck in the Middle Again…

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16

I find myself torn again, but this time it’s different. I used to eat over things out of my control and I’ve started to realize that I probably ate over other people’s issues that were out of my control, as well. God is showing me that I don’t have to continue to be stuck in the middle again.

In one day, I was faced with other people’s rental issues, work issues, health issues, in-law/out-law issues, child issues, none of which were my own. In the past, I emotionally took on each of these issues. I stressed over them, prayed over them, and probably ate over them, as well.

God’s showing me that doesn’t have to be the case. I’m finding out that when I personally took on other people’s issues, I was, in fact, playing god. I thought that by brainstorming, stressing, and praying, it would make a change for the person I was concerned about. But I’m not God, and I was missing the boat all these years thinking I was a good friend, family member, and person for caring so much, but it added to my stress-load in the process.

The only thing that makes a difference is my prayers, because it’s not me who can make a change in their lives, ease the load, give them peace. It’s God and God alone who can do this. Fortunately, God has put me in my place and shown me I can be much more effective for those I care about if I pray more and stress less over their concerns. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16

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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