I’m overweight and uncomfortable. I overeat every day and I binge from time to time. It’s exhausting trying to control my eating habits. Most days I feel so overwhelmed by anxieties and fears that I can’t stop eating. I use food to cope.
I’m hurting my body with fats, carbs, and sugars. I know how to eat healthy, but when I get anxious, I stuff my face way past a stomach ache. I choose food to calm me down.
My food issues come from fears. I been living in a pit of horrible worries that something bad is going to happen and I will not be able to stop it. Food makes me feel good and after a fight with rough thoughts, I will take anything with calories to distract me from the darkness that is consuming me. Food makes me happy.
I feel shame trying to knock me off of my feet, shut my computer down and stop me from blogging. You see, I’m getting ready to hand my life over to God by trusting Him more. I’m about to dive deep into His arms and listen to what He has to say about me.
Why does God love somebody like me?
I’m praying that He will help me choose Him over food when anxiety causes my head to spin.
I’m inviting you to come along with me on this journey. It’s a scary thing to do. But it’s the right thing to do.
Maybe you are going through something similar to what I’m going through. Or maybe God has brought you through and you have a story to share. I’d love to read your story.
Maybe you struggle with the need to purge after binging, or maybe you don’t want to eat, or maybe you can’t stop exercising. I want to read your story.
Maybe God has helped you overcome anorexia or bulimia or overeating! I want to read your story too.
Others want to read your story. Someone out there needs to know that there is hope and that they are not alone.
As the body of Christ let’s encourage one another. I don’t want to travel down this road by myself and I have a feeling that there are lots of writers and readers out there who don’t want to either.
What’s your story? Where are you and God at on your journey? Do you have a testimony to share about God’s healing and grace with your food issues?
My friend Angel and I are going to Co-host weekly series on food issues. We are not here to fix each other, preach to one another, or talk about a healthy diet of what you should eat or not. No, we are here to be honest about our personal and painful journey.
Many of us hate ourselves and we don’t believe that we have any value. How about you?
Dear reader I struggle with believing that God loves me. I desire to know Him better so that I can trust Him more.
If this is what you are looking for, then this series is for you.
Would you be interested in writing for this series?
If you are interested please email me – firstname.lastname@example.org
Both Angel and I will host your story on our blogs and we encourage our writers to post the series on their blogs too.
Please spread the news that we are looking for writers. And please share this on Facebook or maybe Reblog.
Please check out the following promo to get a better understanding of what this series is all about.