Showing posts with label #food addiction. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #food addiction. Show all posts

Saturday, January 9, 2016

What Does It Mean To Keep A Single Eye?

The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.


Keep a clear eye on Christ
              Matthew 6: 22 KJV

 

We must focus on Christ. When Peter kept his eye on Jesus, he walked on water. When he looked at the turbulent waves, he sunk. We’re the same way. We can do anything with Christ, but if we focus on the problem, the problem overwhelms us.

 
I note from Devotions for Dieters by Charlie W. Shedd words used in other translations for single eye are:

 

If thine eye be clear

If thine eye be unclouded

If thine eye be true

If thine eye be sound or healthy

If thine eye be unaffected

 

I like this one: If thine eye be undivided.

 


Are you walking blind?
Do you need God's wisdom?
 
     If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

 

    But let him ask in faith, nothing waveri
ng. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed

.                              James 1: 5-6

 

 

Synonyms for waver are go back and forth, blow hot and cold, dilly-dally, flip flop, indecisive.

 
God wants us to seek His guidance and wisdom for whatever challenges we face today. He wants us to keep a single, (undivided) eye on Him. We should ask in faith and not doubt (waver).

 

Apply God’s instructions to any trial. With me, as most of my viewers know, I apply this principle to food addiction.

 


How do I handle a buffet or party table laden with food by keeping a “single eye” and not “wavering?”

 
I should first seek God and focus on Him.

I should sort and dismiss options.

I would make my selections.

I would reject some choices.

I would be satisfied with God's direction in my life.

 

 

What does having a single eye and not wavering mean to your problem area, today?

 

 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Journal and Follow the First 3 Steps of Overeaters Anonymous

Divine Dining Weight Controllers follow the twelve steps of Overeaters Anonymous. Why? Because they have it right. I needed them. So do others. Bill W. and Dr. Bob got their inspiration straight from God when they began Alcoholics Anonymous, and it still works today for recovery from addiction whether it's food addiction or something else.


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.

 Journaling

One helpful tool to Divine Dining Weight Control is journaling. This is especially helpful if you’ve had a rough day the day before, or if you’re wanting to eat, eat, and eat. Write down those feelings. Write down your petition to the Lord. It sticks with you better and rids your mind of any anger or resentment.

 

******I found this post in a journal from several years ago when I was struggling so much with food addiction:

     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, nor future.

     One last note, as in “How It Works” in the Big Book, we claim spiritual progress, not spiritual perfection.


Have you tried the 12 steps?

Do you journal?

****This is important******


P. S. In case you're new to "Writing with God's Hope" blog, I lost 100 pounds and have maintained the loss for twenty years, after being overweight all my adult life.