Here is a book that was a beginning
to those needing Overeaters Anonymous that ministers to man. This Courage of Change helps us all and can be
purchased through Hazelden Publishing. Here's a couple quotes that I must use to help me cope overeating through God's direction.
This book helps me as a food addict.
“Our part is to ask, to seek,
to knock. His part is to answer, to come, to open."
“Religion today is largely
the imitation of an example, when it ought to be the hearing of a Voice. And so
the interior life of Christians has become a dynamo, busy with plans and
philanthropies and activity, when it out to be a receive set primarily
concerned with catching the messages from on high.”
to Change compiled by Bill Pittman
and Dick B.
From my word, one I’ve used in my devotion book should be like a radio that picks up God’s direction for every part of our
life. Our biggest job is to keep open the lines of communication to survive and follow healthy eating by God's direction.
Reading my daily devotion helps.
“Happiness consists of a solid faith, good health, and a bad
Freedom comes through Christ
“A man is about as
happy as he wants to be.”
That happiness comes from letting go and letting God. Praise His Name.
There is a way that seems right to man, but in the end it leads to death. Proverbs 16:25
is fine as far as it goes, but for the compulsive overeater, it does not go far
enough. The obsession we are trying to control is not rational, so it does not
come under the sway of rational resolve. As a matter of fact, it is our
“self-will run riot” that pushes us on from bite to bite all the way through a
binge, so trying to use self-will to control compulsive overeating is like
trying to put out a fire with gasoline. The driving force behind out white-knuckled,
clenched-teeth “no” can just as well shift over and fuel the mania to swallow
more and more and everything.
from Hazelden Publication "When Willpower Is Not Enough"
First 3 steps of Overeaters Anonymous
1.We admitted we were
powerless over food, that our lives had become unmanageable.
2.Came to believe that a
Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
3.Made a decision to turn
our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
I’ve always been a
journal-keeper through the good and the bad.
******I found this post in a
journal from several years ago:
What I have trouble with is step three
(action). I can say the words “Lord, take over my will,” but I obviously don’t
mean them because I continue to try to control and react negatively when it goes
contrary to my wishes.
I must learn to not react to others’
problems. Step three and giving up control is in direct proportion to my
spiritual condition. God is in the now, not past or future.
Jesus said unto him, "Thou shalt love the Lord, thy God with all thy heart, and with all they soul, and with all thy mind.
I think we get down the heart, the soul,
even the strength. We follow Christ with everything in us, but we have a
problem when it comes to our minds.
Our minds take in our reason
Our minds rebel, maybe only in a small area (like food). Jesus commanded us to love Him even with our whole mind. Rebellion in any area is simply rebellion, and God will not tolerate that. Like a rotten apple in a barrel of good ones, our small rebellion grows into a mountain of sin.
Who is driving the vehicle of your life? Who controls your food, your time, your thoughts?
When you begin the next diet, pray about it. Could it be that you're following a way that seems right to you, but ends in death and defeat?