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The Leap of Faith.

Friday, May 21, 2010

There seems to be something that I am not willing to look at and some leap of faith I am not willing to take. I have good reasons, a few excuses and even some excellent ideas. Somehow I am not getting very far. There must be something I am not looking at. I am not willing to set with it. I don't know. Still just don't know.

I guess I will keep on... something?
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    You could start at the beginning with one single behavior and change it. It works best if it is a positive habit rather than a negative one. For example "I will eat veggies four different times today" or "I will brush my teeth after eating anything."

    I know you are really trying and I feel bad. It is almost as though the harder you try the less you succeed. It feels as though you are really struggling rather than enjoying the journey.

    What can I do to help the journey become more fun for you? I usually feel so much better when I enjoy the things I do rather than feel like I have to do them to keep all the balls in the air.
    4091 days ago
    Honey, don't give up! I know you won't until you figure it all out. It has taken me 70 years and I pray for your sake you won't need to wait that long. I do not know if my experience can help you in any way but I would like to try to convey what I have learned.

    I have found, working from the inside out, accepting that I am not perfect and loving myself anyway, acknowledging my weakness which is lack of love, on bended knee, and asking with all the energy of my soul for the gift of charity which embodies so many things, the Lord has strengthened me and the intense cravings are going away and I am able to make food choices more wisely.

    It is a process for sure; line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little "Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ."(Eph.4:13) Not that I have reached perfection, but I press forward toward the mark and I am still growing and expect to the rest of my life.

    It has taken constant prayer, scripture study and personal revelation. I know you know "man works from the outside in and God works from the inside out". I knew that for years but for some reason I couldn't apply it. I was so bent on "my way or the highway" that I guess my ears were dull of hearing and my eyes blind. It was me working from the outside in, then hey give me a little credit. My mind set was, when I become thin and healthy, then I will have peace and joy and love and all that I am looking for.Not so!

    God wants to give us those spiritual gifts that overcome the natural way we have of thinking first and then when the spiritual weights (which are, fearful, anxious, angry, judgemental and all other negative thoughts) are gone, the physical weight will drop. Those spiritual weights are all associated with thoughts about ourselves, others, and our circumstances.

    James Allen said in his book "As A Man Thinketh", "when our thoughts become pure we no longer desire impure food". I have learned that is true. The purer my thoughts the closer I get to my true goal and that is to be like Christ, which includes eating right in moderation.

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    4091 days ago
    babysteps. You will get there and you will see.
    4091 days ago
    I don't know either, definitely in the same boat. I'm afraid in my case eating is a true case of addiction. I find I can't take even a bit of stress or anxiety and am thinking that maybe once we uncover most of the junk in our childhood it is just addiction that's left.
    4092 days ago
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